Tottenham transfer target and Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will reportedly hold talks with Inter Milan this week.
The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Italian giants Inter and they are reportedly unwilling to match the £30.95m fee they originally agreed to sign him on a permanent basis.
Rafinha’s future is set to lie away from Barcelona and Inter are now set for talks in the coming days to try negotiate a lower price for the attacking midfielder.
It is reported that Barcelona and Inter will hold discussions with Rafinha’s agent, father Mazinho, but interest from Premier League outfit Spurs could still spark a twist in a move.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a huge admirer of Rafinha and his side are not put off by Barcelona’s £30million-plus asking price.
The Brazilian playmaker has been unable to fully carve out a successful career at Barcelona despite 79 appearances and looks unlikely to break into the side at the Camp Nou.
However, he is a technically gifted footballer that started to get back to regular first-team action on loan at Inter last season and Spurs could be looking to bolster their creative options ahead of next season.
Rafinha is a left-footed maestro that appears to be on the radar of Pochettino and his potential future could become a lot clear after Inter hold talks about his signature this week.