Report: Tottenham battling Man City and AC Milan for bargain French starlet 

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According to a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Football Italia), Tottenham Hotspur are competing with AC Milan and Manchester City for AS Monaco starlet Mamadou Coulibaly. 

Despite being yet to make his senior debut for Monaco, Coulibaly already seems to be generating a lot of interest from across the continent. 

The Daily Mail reported last month that the 17-year-old was on Fabio Paratici’s radar ahead of the summer transfer window, with the Spurs managing director of football having ‘declared a strong interest’ in the teenager.

This has now been backed up by Gazzetta, who claim that Spurs are ‘closely following’ the midfielder’s situation. 

However, it is explained that the North London club are expected to face competition from both Milan and City for Coulibaly.

The Rossoneri are said to have already initiated contacts with Monaco regarding a deal for the youngster.

It is claimed that clubs would only need to pay ‘a training fee’ for Coulibaly since he is yet to pen a professional contract with Monaco.

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While strengthening the starting eleven will be a priority for Spurs in the summer, one would expect Paratici to also be working on signing young, up and coming talents. 

We saw the club take punts on Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr last year and one would expect similar moves again this summer as that is one of the reasons Paratici was brought in.

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