Tottenham Hotspur will have to sell one of their senior central defenders this summer in order to bring in fresh blood to the backline, according to Football.London.
Tottenham’s defence was notoriously sound under the management of Mauricio Pochettino with Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose particularly proving to be hard for the opposition to break down.
The 27 goals which Spurs conceded in 38 Premier League matches during the 2016/17 campaign is a far cry from the 45 which they allowed past them in the season just gone.
Jose Mourinho regularly chopped and changed his back four last season which backfired on the Portuguese after they topped the table in November, only for him to lose his job last month following a dramatic fall from grace.
Spurs were heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar during the summer transfer window with Steve Hitchen having even been photographed in Milan to further add fuel to the fire, only to not be prepared to pay the £43million valuation (Gianluca Di Marzio).
Football.London suggest that Tottenham could reignite their interest in the Slovakian international this summer with the Italian giants suffering financial issues.
Sky Sports reported that Inter chairman Steven Zhang reportedly asked manager Antonio Conte to sell players worth up to £70m this summer, with the 51-year-old considering the likes of Skriniar to be not for sale.
Inter announced the departure of Conte earlier this evening by mutual consent.
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