Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of Nottingham Forest with their interest in Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, according to Tutto Atalanta.
The report claims that the attacking midfielder is keen to leave the Serie A side in order to move to a bigger club.
Tottenham are said to prefer to offer the Italian outfit a season-long loan with the potential to make the deal permanent at the end of the campaign, while Atalanta prefer a straight sale.
Malinovskyi is reported to have already given the green light to a potential move to north London with the two clubs now needing to come to an agreement.
Spurs are still interested in bringing in a creative midfielder during the current window to further add to Antonio Conte’s attacking options (Evening Standard).
Since joining Atalanta in 2019, he has made 129 appearances for the Serie A outfit across all competitions, scoring 29 goals and providing 27 assists (transfermarkt).
Earlier this evening, Tottenham confirmed the arrival of their seventh signing of the summer when Udinese’s Destiny Udogie signed a five-year deal.
While an attacking midfielder does not typically fit Antonio Conte’s standard tactical set-up, it makes sense for the club to have an option to utilise off the bench when chasing a result and struggling to unlock the opposition defence.
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