Report: Tottenham make Sven Botman enquiry as Newcastle lurk
Tottenham Hotspur have made an enquiry for Sven Botman with AC Milan struggling to agree a fee for the Dutchman, but 90min reports that Newcastle United believe that they are well-placed to sign the centre-back.
It had appeared that the race for Botman was down to two clubs. And Milan looked to be in pole position. Fabrizio Romano previously suggested that he was really close to sealing a move to San Siro.
However, some time has passed since that report. So it is not a huge surprise that the Rossoneri appear to be struggling to push a deal across the line.
90min reports that Milan have not yet been able to agree a fee with Lille for the 22-year-old. Botman still hopes to move to Serie A this summer.
But there are plenty of English sides looking to capitalise if an opportunity arises.
90min reports that Newcastle believe that they are well-placed to sign Botman. But it is also suggested that Tottenham have launched a recent enquiry for the centre-back.
Tottenham enquiry for Botman
Of course, Tottenham’s need for Botman has probably increased in the last few days. It had appeared that Alessandro Bastoni was Antonio Conte’s top target for the centre-back position.
However, Bastoni looks set to stay at Inter. And perhaps, that may now have a knock-on effect for their neighbours as they look to sign Botman.
Spurs have other options. They are reportedly working on a deal for Pau Torres. Meanwhile, Tottenham want Milan Skriniar. But Botman will surely be discussed in light of their recent enquiry.
Paulo Maldini described Botman as a ‘great player‘. And Tottenham have already shown plenty of intent in this window.
So, if any side is going to upset the apple cart and stop Botman from joining either Newcastle or Milan, perhaps it could be Spurs.
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