Report: Tottenham ready to spend £40m on 'incredible' midfielder, Conte really wants him
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to spend $55million (£40million) to bring Dejan Kulusevski to Spurs this year.
According to CBS Sports, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is keen on a swoop for the Juventus talent.
However, this could have consequences with regards to Spurs’ apparent interest in Dusan Vlahovic.
The outlet claims Juve want the Fiorentina star too, but must offload players before submitting a January offer.
And if Tottenham swoop for Kulusevski, this could lead Juve to have the means to trigger a bid for Vlahovic.
Spurs haven’t ruled out signing the Serbia international themselves, added CBS Sports.
That said, Tottenham will surely not shirk from making a bid for Kulusevski just to prevent Juve for moving for Vlahovic.
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Kulusevski is a superb talent who’d bring a lot to Conte’s side.
He’s a versatile player who can feature in central midfield, at No. 10 and on the wing.
The 21-year-old’s key traits include technique, physicality and unselfishness on the pitch.
Kulusevski even has the Cristiano Ronaldo seal of approval, the Portugal legend calling him “excellent” in 2020.
“He is a great talent,” Ronaldo told the Juve website. “He will help us to win and achieve incredible things.”
As well as Tottenham, north London rivals Arsenal are reportedly also eyeing Kulusevski.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners have been tracking the Sweden international for over three years.
Kulusevski has struggled for game time this season, with just four Serie A starts under his belt.
Indeed, 19 of his appearances for Juve in 2021-22 have come off the bench.
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