Corriere della Sera have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are not willing to loan out Pape Matar Sarr but would be ready to sell him permanently for the right price.
Antonio Conte and his coaching staff are getting their first look at Sarr during pre-season, with the midfielder having been loaned back to Metz for the 2021/22 campaign after Tottenham signed him from the Ligue 1 club last summer.
The Evening Standard reported last month that Conte is set to decide whether to keep the Senegal international in the Tottenham first team or to loan the midfielder out this summer.
Gianluca Di Marzio subsequently revealed that Milan had enquired about the 19-year-old during their negotiations with Spurs for Japhet Tanganga.
Corriere della Sera have now claimed that Milan would like to complete a double deal for both Tanganga and Sarr.
The report states that the Rossoneri are continuing to talk about the midfielder with Spurs but the North London club are not willing to loan him out with an option to buy.
It is asserted that Tottenham would only let the Senegal international leave the club this summer for a fee of €30m (£25.1m), which is making a deal ‘difficult’ for Milan.
Spurs Web Opinion
There is simply no way that this report can be true. Sarr is just 19 years of age and still has plenty of room to develop as a player.
Even if Conte does not rate the midfielder, it would be in Tottenham’s interest to loan him out as his value is likely to increase over the next year or two.
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