Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Thomas Meunier might face a stumbling block in the form of a former Jose Mourinho player.
Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Romelu Lukaku, who worked under Mourinho at Manchester United, is trying to convince three of his Belgian international team-mates into joining him at Inter Milan.
Dries Mertens is his main target, with his contract at Napoli set to expire in the summer.
The other two names are Tottenham related.
Firstly, there is current Tottenham player Jan Vertonghen, who Lukaku wants to help shore up the defence at the San Siro. Considering how little Mourinho has used Vertonghen at Spurs, it is unlikely that it will bother the Portuguese.
The striker is also trying to lure Thomas Meunier to Inter from PSG when his contract expires in the French capital.
That might not go down so well with Mourinho. Tottenham need a new right-back this summer and the free agent Meunier has continuously been linked with a move.
In fact, as reported by The Telegraph last month, Mourinho is trying to convince Daniel Levy to soften his transfer stance on players over the age of 25 in order to secure the 28-year-old full-back solution.
Mourinho and Lukaku had a strong relationship at Old Trafford, with the Belgian striker once telling Bleacher/Report he would go ‘through a brick wall’ for Mourinho.
Tottenham fans will now hope the Belgian stops trying to lure away what might be a perfect option for Mourinho’s revamp job in North London.