Tottenham Hotspur now face an uphill battle to sign Diego Godin this summer after Inter Milan have experienced a change of heart and decided that they would like the defender to remain at the club, according to a report in the Express.
Godin has been linked with a move to Spurs in recent weeks with the club said to keen on signing the experienced defender to replace Jan Vertonghen, who could become a free agent this summer (Mirror).
Calciomercato previously reported that the Serie A giants were willing to sell the 34-year-old this summer as he doesn’t fit into the 3-5-2 system Antonio Conte plans on employing next season.
However, the Express now reveal that Conte has changed his mind and told the club that he would like to keep the Uruguay international, who has just one year left on his deal.
With Conte wanting the former Atletico star to stay put, it looks as if the Lilywhites have their work cut out if they still want to sign him this year.
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Perhaps Inter have reconsidered their summer strategy due to the uncertainty surrounding how the market will pan out this summer. In fact, I expect many clubs to rethink their targets once the dust settles and the financial impact of the coronavirus shutdown becomes clear. Perhaps Spurs too will be tempted to hand Vertonghen an extension if they can’t find a top central defender for a suitable price.
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