Report: Tottenham Hotspur turn down chance to sign Marcelo Brozovic in exchange for Sissoko

Croatia's midfielder Marcelo Brozovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 World Cup football qualification match between Croatia and Iceland at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb...

Inter Milan were ready to include Marcelo Brozovic in a deal for Moussa Sissoko but Tottenham are not interested.

Marcelo Brozovic #77 of FC Interernazionale (L) and N'Golo Kante #7 of Chelsea FC (R) competes for the ball during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale and...

Tottenham Hotspur have turned down the opportunity to sign Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan in exchange for Moussa Sissoko, according to Calciomercato.

Inter are attempting to sign Sissoko but Tottenham are insisting on recouping their £30 million spent on the midfielder.

The only concession Spurs are willing to make is reportedly a loan deal now, which has a mandatory option for £30 million in 12 months time.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Inter were willing to allow Brozovic to leave as part of the deal but Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is not interested.

Sissoko signed for Spurs last year on deadline day and has made only nine league appearances since joining from Newcastle.

Brozovic, 24, is an attacking midfielder who has 26 caps for Croatia and six international goals.

Croatia's midfielder Marcelo Brozovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 World Cup football qualification match between Croatia and Iceland at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb...

Last season he scored six times and provided four assists in 28 appearances for Inter in all competitions.

Tottenham are making it very difficult for teams to buy Sissoko and may struggle to get a buyer at their preferred price.

Brozovic may not have been anything more than a talented back-up at Spurs, but he may have been worth a gamble and could have contributed more than Sissoko has done in the past 12 months.

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