Tottenham Hotspur can seemingly forget about any interest in signing Eder Militao this summer, as Real Madrid want to keep him at the Bernabeu.
That is according to a report from MARCA this week.
Militao joined the Spanish giants for a fee reported (Guardian) to be in the region of £43.5 million.
The report claims that despite only playing a handful of games for Real this season, the summer signing from Porto is seen as an investment for the future and Los Merengues have told the Brazilian international they have absolutely no intent to sell him.
The report mentions interest from Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
Spurs were credited with an interest in the player back in March. As reported by El Desmarque, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho actually contacted Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to discuss the possibility of signing Militao and for a lower asking price than Real’s initial assessment of £70 million.
Tottenham’s interest in such a player would undoubtedly make sense, considering Jan Vertonghen’s expiring contract and the ropey form of Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier at the back under Mourinho.
But it seems Tottenham will have to look elsewhere for any centre-back recruits, with Militao off the table.