According to AS Argentina, rumoured Tottenham target Paulo Dybala could begin talking to other clubs if Inter Milan continue to stall on a contract offer.
Dybala is now available on a free transfer after his contract with Juventus ran out.
While Tottenham were initially credited with an interest in the Argentine (Pedro Almeida), the North Londoners were subsequently ruled out of the running for the forward’s signature (Fabrizio Romano).
Over recent weeks, reports had indicated that the 28-year-old is close to signing a contract with Inter Milan (BBC Sport). However, Tuttomercatoweb claimed a few days ago that Inter were stalling on offering Dybala a deal.
The report added that while the Nerazzurri were still confident of winning the race for the former Juve star, AS Roma and Tottenham were continuing to monitor the player’s situation.
AS Argentina have now revealed that Inter have put the Dybala deal on ‘standby’ because they need to sort out some of their financial issues before offering him a contract.
It is explained, however, that the forward’s entourage do not want to wait too long and could begin talks with other clubs if Simone Inzaghi’s side wait too long.
The report adds that Dybala might have to lower his contract demands, with both Spurs and Arsenal said to have been put off by the salary he was asking for earlier this window.
Spurs Web Opinion
If Conte really wanted Dybala, Tottenham would have already made the Argentine an offer by now, given that he is available on a free transfer. The fact that we are exploring moves for the likes of Richarlison and Raphinha, who are expected to cost above £50m, is clear evidence that Dybala is not at the top of Spurs’ wishlist.
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