Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed Tottenham Hotspur remain in the hunt for Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi, while French side Marseille have cooled their interest in the player.

The Ukraine international was linked with a move to Spurs in the summer, and while that move failed to materialise, the rumours have not gone away (Sport Mediaset).

Malinovskyi had an impressive campaign last time out, registering ten goals and seven assists in 41 games for Atalanta (Transfermarkt). This season however, the 29-year-old has found himself frustrated.

His game time has been limited, having made just five starts in Serie A this term (Transfermarkt). With this in mind, it appears the player will be allowed to leave the club in January according to Gazzetta dello Sport (16/11/22 as relayed by Sport Witness).

A report from Ignazio Genuardi earlier this month suggested both West Ham and Marseille were keen on signing Malinovskyi, but CalcioMercatoWeb claimed Spurs were still the frontrunners to secure his services.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season (Transfermarkt), Malinovskyi is expected to leave Atalanta in either the January transfer window or in the summer.

According to the latest from TuttoMercatoWeb, Ligue 1 side Marseille are backing away from their interest, partly due to the fact Atalanta “want money for Malinovskyi,” and also because the French outfit are looking “only for younger players.”

With Marseille seemingly out of the race, it would appear Tottenham have a clear run to sign Malinovskyi should they choose to. Indeed, the report claims that when it comes to interest in the player, “there is always Tottenham.”

Ruslan Malinovskyi

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Spurs Web Opinion

I like Ruslan Malinovskyi, and we can get him for relatively cheap, too. While there are arguably better options out there, the player sounds keen to come and play for us and it looks like we can get the deal done without any real competition, which could be a real positive in a hectic January transfer window.

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