Report: Juventus view two Spurs targets as priorities this summer

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Fabio Paratici
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According to a report from Tuttosport (as relayed by Italy24News), Juventus are prioritising a move for rumoured Tottenham targets Manuel Locatelli and Dusan Vlahovic. 

Locatelli, who has been one of Italy’s best players in their European Championship campaign so far, is said to be on the radar of Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici (according to a report by Gazzetta Dello Sport last week). 

Fabrizio Romano has also previously credited Juventus with an interest in the Sassuolo midfielder. 

Vlahovic, whose name has risen to prominence on the back of netting 21 goals in the Serie A for Fiorentina last season, is said to be one of the players Spurs are eyeing as a potential replacement for Harry Kane.

The Serbian press reported last week that Viola will demand €60m (£51.m) for the striker.

Tuttosport have now claimed that Juve could look to swoop for both the Sassuolo and Fiorentina stars this summer.

It is claimed that the Old Lady are hopeful of agreeing a €40m (£34.3m) deal for the central midfielder before turning their attentions to Vlahovic. Juve reportedly view the 21-year-old as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Vlahovic is very much a modern-day centre-forward who offers a lot more to the team apart from just his goal threat.

While it is simply not going to be possible to replace Kane’s output with just one signing, the Serbian is certainly one of the players I would like to see us use the Kane money on if we do decide to cash in on the striker.

I remain less convinced about Locatelli as it is not a given that he will be able to replicate his Serie A success in the Premier League. Besides, given the issues we have in other areas of the pitch, I do expect us to spend £30-£40m on a centre midfielder.

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