Transfer update: City 'to end Kane chase' if they land Grealish
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Tottenham want to sign a new partner for Harry Kane and the club remain adamant any striker that arrives before the transfer deadline will be to play alongside the England captain, as opposed to replacing him. Spurs are planning to strengthen in attack this summer and could even change formation to accommodate another forward to play alongside Kane.
Carlos Vinicius has returned to Benfica following his loan spell last season after Tottenham decided against triggering their option to buy the Brazilian.
Danny Ings was amongst Tottenham’s potential targets but Southampton will keep him for the final year of his contract.
Now it appears Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic is on Fabio Paratici’s radar and Tottenham’s interest in the 21-year-old is evidently strong.
According to Football.London’s Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold, Spurs are in fact preparing a bid for Vlahovic, permitting they can recoup some funds through player sales.
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“Dusan Vlahovic, who is the Fiorentina striker, I am told Spurs are very interested in him,” Gold said on his YouTube channel.
“If they can get a bit more money together through player sales, they would like to bring him in to partner Harry Kane.
“That would require a change in formation and two up front, Nuno [Espirito Santo] has done that in the past at Porto and a few times at Wolves.
“People will say ‘he will clearly be Kane’s replacement’ but that isn’t the plan, the plan is to have them both upfront.
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“It looks like Vlahovic could be worth anywhere between £40million and £50million.
“Ironically, Kane wants to go but at this point if they were to get Vlahovic along with Cristian Romero, that is quite ambitious.
“He was the second or third top goalscorer in Serie A last season. That is a player with a hell of a lot of talent.”
The Viola frontman struck 21 times in Serie A last season and Fiorentina have offered him a new contract.
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Yet the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool are believed to be circling as they explore a lucrative swoop for one of the brightest young forwards in European football.
Tottenham clearly stand in good stead of landing their target too due to Paratici’s Italian connections, permitting they can offload some of the deadwood in their squad.
Kane is yet to report for Tottenham training but is expected to return to Hotspur Way later in the week.
It remains unclear whether he will change his stance on leaving the club for Manchester City this summer…
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