Maurizio Sarri ending up at Roma may see Tottenham Hotspur dealt a double blow with Daniel Levy looking for a new boss and striker this summer.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Sarri is closing in on becoming Roma’s new manager. And it is claimed that interest from Tottenham is forcing the Giallorossi to speed through talks.
In fact, the report states that Spurs had Sarri on their radar for a few weeks before Jose Mourinho’s departure was even confirmed.
That would certainly hint that Levy viewed Sarri as a top target. But Sarri being appointed in Rome may not be the only time the Italian disappoints the Tottenham chief in the coming months.
Sarri to snatch Spurs-linked striker?
According to Calciomercato, the club have already put together an extensive list of targets ahead of his arrival at Roma – and one of the strikers they reportedly want is Andrea Belotti.
That may be a concern for Spurs. Tuttosport reported in late April that Tottenham were amongst the Premier League sides hoping to land the Torino talisman.
Belotti looks set to be on the move this summer with his contract expiring next year. According to Football Italia, he could cost just £30 million.
Paying that sort of fee for the 27-year-old could prove an absolute steal. Unfortunately for Spurs, their hopes of winning the race may have been dealt a blow by a manager Levy seemingly wanted at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.