Italian publication Corriere della Sera have now revealed that Fiorentina’s asking price for Dusan Vlahovic is expected to drop considerably if the striker leaves next summer instead of January.
Conte is alleged to have asked Tottenham to snap up the Serbian international when the transfer window reopens in January, with some reports suggesting that Spurs would be prepared to put €70m (£59.2m) on the table for the centre-forward.
Gianluca Di Marzio told TuttoMercatoWeb earlier this month that Fiorentina would like to cash in on the 21-year-old when the transfer market reopens in January as the Serie A club do not expect the striker to renew his contract.
If Corriere’s latest update is to be believed, there is still no clarity on whether Vlahovic is likely to leave in January or next summer.
It is explained that Fiorentina are trying to start a bidding war for the striker ahead of the January transfer window, with the likes of Spurs, Juventus, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester City all said to be interested.
However, the report claims Vlahovic is in no hurry to leave and would prefer a summer exit as he would have power to ‘direct the negotiation’ with just a year left on his contract.
It is asserted that while Fiorentina are demanding €70m (£59.2m) for the striker in January, he would be available for a maximum of €40m (£33.8m) next summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
If we want to sign Valhovic, we will likely have to do it in January and pay a premium to do so. I suspect there will be too many clubs vying for his signature next summer when his price drops.
I just cannot see us spending around £60m on Vlahvoic in January when we already have Kane and Son at the club. A central midfielder and a centre-back will likely be Conte’s priority in January.
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