Serie A champions Juventus are set to sign Tottenham target Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, according to reports.
Milik has been linked with a number of European clubs ahead of a busy transfer window. According to Calciomercato, as cited by football.london, Juve are the front-runners to bring the Poland international to the Allianz Stadium.
The Lilywhites will now have to look elsewhere as he has snubbed Spurs in favour of a move to the Serie A giants in a bitter blow for Mourinho.
Last month, Corriere dello Sport claimed Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants £45m to seal the deal for the 26-year-old and Spurs have been trying to sort out a swap which would send Lucas Moura in the opposite direction.
However, it seems that the Londoners’ plan hasn’t worked out as hoped, as Milik is closing in on a reunion with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri in Turin.
It is hardly surprising that the Pole has drawn comparisons with his international teammate Robert Lewandowski in the past, although he is still some way behind his colleague on the goalscoring charts, as the Bayern Munich striker has scored an astonishing 407 goals in 586 club career appearances.
While he hasn’t hit the same heights as of yet, Milik still managed to score 11 goals in 26 games in Serie A this season, taking 2.6 shots per game, finishing with a passing accuracy rate of 82.3% (via WhoScored).
As it stands, it seems that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy isn’t willing to spend anywhere near Napoli’s asking price, meaning that Mourinho will miss out on the forward in the summer. Both clubs remain poles apart on their respective valuations, which continues to be a stumbling block.
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