According to a report by Football Insider, Tottenham could sell up to three players as they prepare for an ‘important bid‘ to sign Inter Milan defensive colossus Milan Skriniar, with funds currently unavailable and a trio of senior players now facing the chopping block as a result.
Skriniar, who was a mainstay under Antonio Conte last season for the Nerazzurri, becoming a major part of their challenge to overthrow Serie A monopoly holders Juventus, could now be on his way out of the San Siro as Spurs negotiations continue.
Indeed, as per reliable Sky Sport transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, both Inter and Tottenham have been in discussion over a deal since last week – but this Football Insider update has claimed that Spurs could need to offload a trio of senior names before the club can afford a swoop.
Should Tottenham sell three players to sign Skriniar?
Yes, two birds with one stone
No, just pay up Levy
The Italians had valued Skriniar at around £55m, but they are now willing to drastically lower their asking price, with Tottenham reportedly preparing a £30m bid after being encouraged that the Nerazzurri will sell for around that fee.
However, after a sensational double swoop for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, Spurs will apparently need to offload players in order to afford a bid, with Danny Rose, Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier being the most likely assets to be sold off.
The latter was allegedly close to a £15m Spartak Moscow move but he eventually rejected a deal as he wants to remain in Europe’s top five leagues.
Whether or not Spurs manage to sell the trio before launching an ‘important bid’ for the ‘excellent‘ Skriniar remains to be seen, but it may well be an interesting few days ahead.
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