Report: Serie A club willing to sanction January sale of star wanted by Spurs 

Fabio Paratici
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Calcio Mercato have revealed that Sassuolo are willing to sell rumoured Tottenham target Gianluca Scamacca in January but only if their valuation is met.

After impressing on loan at Ascoli and Genoa the last two seasons, Scamacca shone on his return to the Mapei Stadium, having found the back of the net five times in the Serie A so far this campaign.

It has emerged over recent days (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness) that Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici has identified the Sassuolo striker as an alternative to Dusan Vlahovic should a move for the Fiorentina man prove too difficult. 

CalcioMercato have now revealed that Juventus also view Scamacca as an alternative to Vlahovic, with the Old Lady said to be keen on bolstering their forward line next month.

However, it is explained that Massimiliano Allegri’s men would only be able to sign the centre-forward on a loan deal with an option to buy, unless they raise a significant amount of funds through player sales in January.

The report adds that Sassuolo valued Scamacca at €20m-€25m (£16.9m -£21.2m) in the summer and that their asking price has not dropped. 

It is suggested that the Serie A club’s chairman Giovanni Carnevali would be willing to cash in on the Italy international next month but not for an amount below the aforementioned price. 

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I am certain that Spurs will be in the market for a centre-forward in January, particularly after Conte’s admission that he cannot afford to rest Kane due to a lack of another natural number nine in the squad.

A deal for Vlahovic seems quite unlikely as the Serbian’s impressive form this season is likely to attract the interest of a lot more suitors. Scamacca would fit the profile of player Spurs are likely to look for as Kane’s backup. 

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