Spurs are ready to lay down a ‘golden bridge’ to attempt a £51m powerhouse at N17
Tottenham Hotspur are on course to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season.
Spurs are fourth in the table with one game to play, two points clear of Arsenal and with a better goal difference.
A draw in Norwich, linked to the championship, will most likely be enough to clinch qualification in the Champions League.
Antonio Conte has worked miracles in N17, but he will have to considerably strengthen his ranks for next season.
Not only do Tottenham need better quality in their starting XI, but also strength in depth.
Milan Skriniar, who played under Conte at Inter Milan, is said to be a player on the Spurs manager’s radar.
According to Gazzetta dello SportTottenham are said to be ‘ready to throw in a golden bridge’ – namely to make a very successful bid – to try and sign the 27-year-old.
As well as Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United are apparently also in pursuit of Skriniar.
The Slovakia international’s Inter contract expires in 2023 so time is running out to sort out his future.
However, Gazzetta also claimed that the Nerazzurri hierarchy started talks with Skriniar after the end of the season.
Inter are apparently in the process of drawing up a contract until 2027 which would include an annual salary increase from €4.5m (£3.8m) to around €5m (4, £2 million).
That would work out to around £81,000 a week – a wage Spurs could easily cover, particularly if they qualify for the Champions League.
Can Tottenham finally achieve the long-term goal of N17?
In June of last year, football.london claimed that Skriniar wanted to move to Tottenham.
However, his high valuation ended the deal – Inter reportedly wanted £45million.
And in January, the Daily Express reported that Conte had made the 6ft 2in powerhouse a priority signing.
Inter live said the Nerrazzuri wanted up to £51million.
It remains to be seen how much they would accept if they failed to tie him to new terms.
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