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Report: Club has a change of heart over 'incredible' Spurs target, they don't want to sell now

Spurs have been linked with Nikola Milenkovic in recent weeks.

The Times suggested this week that Tottenham had stepped up their efforts to land the Fiorentina defender.

However, Spurs may have just suffered a big blow in their hopes of signing Milenkovic.

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A report from Italy has just emerged suggesting the 23-year-old’s club may have had a change of heart.

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Tuttomercatoweb claims fellow Viola defender German Pezzella is on the way to Real Betis.

With the Argentine leaving Florence, coach Vincenzo Italiano is now banking on Milenkovic to be his defensive star, added the report.

The Serie A club appeared willing to move him on, but now that doesn’t seem to be the case any more.

And the 6ft 5in powerhouse, whose contract expires next summer, may even be considering penning a new deal.

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Spurs set to miss out on defender with “incredible potential”?

Milenkovic is a superb centre-back, tall and imposing, who has earned comparisons to the great Nemanja Vidic.

His height means he’s a threat from set pieces and great at dealing with aerial balls.

Partizan Belgrade director Ivica Iliev once deemed Milenkovic to have “incredible potential” (Labora Viola).

But Fabio Paratici now has some thinking to do in terms of either stepping interest up further or identifying other targets.

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