Tottenham to miss out on Lautaro Martinez. Deal for João Palhinha close. Movement on Serbian striker.
Tottenham transfer news
In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Tottenham transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.
Lautaro Martínez unwilling to leave Inter this summer
Tottenham will have been dealt a blow with their interest in Inter Milan’s Argentina forward Lautaro Martínez, with the players’ agent Alejandro Camano stating that the Bahía Blanca-native has no intention of leaving the San Siro this summer.
Inter have scheduled a meeting with Lautaro Martinez and his agent next week – talks set to be opened on a new contract. Negotiations to extend the agreement until June 2026. 🔵🇦🇷 #Inter #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 12, 2021
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has weighed in with further information about the Argentine’s future as well, reporting that the club and the player plus Camano are set to come to the table and hash out a contract extension for the 23-year-old starting as early as next week.
This was corroborated by Camano when recently speaking with Argentine outlet TyC Sports;
“As of today, he is not leaving Inter, despite the offers from England. He is happy there and he loves the club. We will meet next week to discuss the contract renewal. Our intentions are clear, but it also depends on them.”
With Inter already set to part ways with Romelu Lukaku this summer, retaining Martínez for the foreseeable future is vital for the club’s prospects moving forward.
Tottenham edge closer to completing a deal for Sporting CP’s João Palhinha
Citing a report seen in the Daily Mirror, outlet The Boot Room has made mention of Tottenham gaining ground in their pursuit of Sporting CP’s Portuguese international midfielder João Palhinha.
Spurs boss Nuno Espírito Santo continues to look for solutions during his first summer in charge at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Palhinha could certainly fit the bill especially if French international midfielder Tanguy Ndombele seeks a move away from north London before the conclusion of the transfer window.
🚨 NEW: Tottenham have registered their interest in signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha, Nuno has given the green light to sign him. [Football Insider] pic.twitter.com/KpsuToldCo
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) August 10, 2021
Despite Espírito Santo already having three holding midfielders on the books in the vein of Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg, Harry Winks, and the returning Olivier Skipp, Espírito Santo has eyed Palhinha previously while at Wolves and could very well see the Portuguese midfielder as better suited to his tactical schematics he may look to deploy.
It remains unclear how much Palhinha would cost Tottenham, however, with claims that Sporting will only come to the table if they receive a bid in the vicinity of €40million.
Spurs ‘in talks’ over Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahović
No matter how stubborn Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy intends to be, it seems inevitable that Harry Kane will leave the club at some stage in his career; be it this summer or next. Interest from Manchester City persists, despite their completed deal for Jack Grealish and Spurs’ insistence on getting as close to £150m for the goalscoring machine as possible.
#Tottenham #THFC on talks for #Vlahovic who’s also #Atleti target. For #Lautaro: #Inter management don’t want to sell him. 70M not enough. @tvdellosport
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) August 12, 2021
But should Kane finally leave before the window slams shut, Fiorentina’s Serbian international striker Dusan Vlahović could provide an exceptional replacement option while allowing Spurs and according to Sport Italian’s Gianluigi Longari, the two clubs have opened discussions regarding his availability.
With a move for Lautaro Martínez now off the table completely after the striker has set himself to remain at Serie A champions Inter Milan, Spurs have trained their sights on the 21-year-old Serbian who is coming into the 2021-22 season on the back of an impressive 21-goals in 37-appearances for La Viola last term.
Longari made no mention of Fiorentina’s potential asking price, but with Vlahović’s value sitting around the €40million mark and the club under no need to sell, it could take a considerable offer that the club could not refuse if Tottenham is to prize him away from the Artemio Franchi Stadium.