‘Tottenham were close’ – Romano recalls what he heard from player’s agent

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that he has heard from Sofyan Amrabat’s agent that there have not been any ‘advanced negotiations’ with any club yet.

Amrabat has been one of the standout midfielders of the World Cup so far and the Fiorentina star is thought to have attracted the attention of several top clubs around Europe.

Sofyan Amrabat
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Foot Mercato reported earlier this week that Spurs, Liverpool and Inter Milan are all keen on snapping up the midfielder.

The report stated that the 26-year-old’s representatives have already held talks with the Reds hierarchy, and that the parties are due for another round of talks after the World Cup campaign.

This is not the first time that Tottenham have been credited with an interest in Amrabat, with the North London club reportedly trying in vain to sign him back in January of this year (Corriere Fiorentino via Sport Witness).

Romano has now revealed what he heard from the Moroccan international’s agent about his client’s future.

The journalist told CaughtOffside: “Sofyan Amrabat has had a great World Cup and we’re now seeing more and more transfer rumours about the Morocco midfielder.

“I spoke to his agent Mohammed Sinouh today and he told me that there are many calls but no advanced negotiations. Sofyan only wants to focus on the World Cup and Fiorentina will try to keep him until June.

“Tottenham were close to signing him last January then Fiorentina made the deal collapse, he’s always been in the list of Antonio Conte since he was Inter Milan manager.”

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I suspect the only reason Italian publications are mentioning Tottenham is because of the fact that we showed interest in Amrabat 12 months ago.

There is nothing concrete to suggest that Spurs are set to reignite their interest in the Moroccan, which is understandable as other areas of the pitch are bigger priorities for Conte to address in January.

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