Milan CEO confirms that deal for Tottenham striking target Mattia Destro is on the cards

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The AS Roma forward looks set to head to the San Siro.

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Roma striker Mattia Destro in recent days. The Italian was reportedly set to become the subject of a bid from the North London club, with Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches moving the other way as part of any deal, according to talkSPORT.

However it would seem Tottenham are not going to get their man, as AC Milan are now widely believed to have beaten any other interested parties to the punch.

Football Italia has quoted Milan CEO Adriano Galliani as telling Italian media that the deal is coming along smoothly.

He reportedly stated:

“We still cannot say that he is a Milan player, have some patience.

“Is my visit unusual? No, why unusual? When can we say that it will be completed? We’ll see…”

It has been reported in Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by Goal Italy, that Milan will pay a €700,000 loan fee to take him for the rest of the season before paying off the remaining €16 million of his buyout clause in three instalments.

Tottenham currently have the likes of Harry Kane, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in their striking positions but only the former has managed to make an impact this season.

Another striker of Destro's ability would have been warmly welcomed. However, it looks increasingly likely that Destro will instead be on his way to the San Siro this winter.

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