Report: Manchester City have just made move to sign 'electric' Tottenham target, they have the upper hand now
Tottenham Hotspur’s desire to sign a new attacker in January is now well known.
Conte is always keen to dip into Serie A to improve the squad at his disposal at Spurs.
Conte isn’t going to settle for what he has though, and may be about to lose two of his forward options.
Tottenham may now face an uphill battle to win the race to sign the Portuguese.
Man City make contact with Leao
The Italian outlet suggests that Pep Guardiola’s side want to offer Leao a €12m [£10.6m] a year deal to join his side.
It’s nearly double what AC Milan are willing to offer Leao to extend his current contract which runs out in 2024.
The report goes on to say that Man City now have the upper hand in the pursuit of Leao.
The ‘electric’ winger is very much what Conte is looking for in his Spurs side.
Leao is a direct left winger with brilliant output in the final third.
He’s already recorded six goals and five assists in Serie A.
The 23-year-old would offer Conte a direct alternative to Son Heung-min, which he doesn’t currently possess.
However, with Man City now making contact with Leao and offering such a large deal, Spurs may struggle to compete.
Chelsea are also very much interested in Leao, and Tottenham might now be better off identifying alternative targets.
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