Manchester United and Tottenham are able to lock horns over the signing of Newcastle and AC Milan goal Sven Botman, in response to reports. The 2 Premier League clubs are hot in pursuit of a left-footed centre-back this summer and the Dutch international ticks all boxes, particularly given he already has Champions League experience on the age of just 22.
A central defender stays Spurs’ priority and Fabio Paratici is now starting to up the ante for a latest centre-back for Antonio Conte.
There have been discussions over a deal for Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni, who’s at the highest of the club’s shortlist but to this point, the indications are that he’ll stay on the San Siro.
In line with Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs and United have now entered the fray for Botman, who can leave Lille this summer.
Newcastle have been tracking Botman for the reason that completion of their Saudi-backed takeover but to this point, a move has didn’t materialise.
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Spurs are operating with a back-three and the thought behind a summer transfer deal is to search out an upgrade on Ben Davies, who will still be of importance to Conte.
Bastoni continues to be the club’s preferred alternative but a move looks removed from straightforward after the Italian international outlined his desire to stay with Inter Milan for pre-season.
He told Rai Sport: “I even have two years of my contract with Inter, so I’m relaxed. The club hasn’t told me anything.
“I’m just waiting to go on vacation after this after which start pre-season with Inter.”
His comments could prompt Tottenham to firm up their interest in other targets, including Botman and Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
Once more, he’s a player of interest to each Spurs and Manchester United, who appear to have an acquired taste for the Spain international defender.
Each continued to be linked with the 25-year-old, who can leave the La Liga club for around £45m this summer.
Tottenham will feel they’ve all the ability with regards to pipping United to potential targets after they secured fourth ahead of Arsenal. The Red Devils can only offer Europa League football this season.