Report: Spurs want to sign Italian on a free transfer next summer 

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Tottenham Hotspur are tempted by the prospect of signing Lorenzo Insigne on a free transfer next summer, according to the print edition of Corriere dello Sport (as relayed by SportsMole).

Insigne, who played a key role in Italy’s European Championship win this summer, was first linked with a move to Tottenham last month.

Some sources even suggested at the time that Spurs were the front-runners to land the 30-year-old, who is now into the final 12 months of his contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Over recent days, Inter Milan have emerged as the most likely destination for the Napoli captain (Sky Italia).

However, Corriere dello Sport have now suggested that Spurs very much remain in the hunt for Insigne.

The report claims the North London club are exploring the possibility of snapping the winger up on a free transfer when his contract runs out.

It is asserted that Napoli would struggle to fulfil Insigne’s contract demands due to their financial problems.

Corriere add that Everton and Inter are also monitoring the Italian international’s signature.

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One would think that Napoli would cash in on Insigne this summer if he does not sign a new contract. So, I do not understand how the possibility of signing him on a free next summer would arise for Spurs.

Besides, given that Tottenham are undergoing a rebuild, it is evident that Fabio Paratici is targetting young, up and coming players, who can form the backbone of the side for several years. Insigne most certainly does not fit that profile.

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