Tottenham Hotspur have consistently been linked with a move for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik. In fact, as recently as this week Football London reiterated Spurs’ keenness on the Polish star as he fits the bill of entering the final 12 months of his current contract.
The hope is that the fear of losing Milik for nothing in a year could see Napoli reduce their price-tag on the player.
Now, a report from Tuttosport, as relayed by Calcio Napoli 1926, is suggesting that Milik has agreed a deal with Juventus, but that Napoli are hoping to use the interest from Tottenham to get a better deal.
Napoli want €40 million (£36m) for the player but would be willing to lower that price should a suitable swap option head in the other direction. The likes of Federico Bernadeschi, Daniele Rugani, and Rolando Mandragora are potential options.
It is claimed that Napoli are hoping the continued interest of Tottenham will ensure that Juventus offer the best deal possible to secure their target.
What appears clear is that Milik’s main intention is to facilitate a move to Turin this summer. Tottenham, it seems, are just being used to get Napoli their best possible deal.