According to Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur officials held a ‘positive meeting’ with the representatives of Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.
It’s claimed that Spurs met to discuss a move for Milik in Milan on Wednesday, and will hold another round of talks later today.
Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy will get involved further down the line, and an interesting deal could be struck between Spurs and Napoli.
It may well be that Milik signs a one-year extension with Napoli and is then loaned to Tottenham with an obligation to buy him next summer.
Milik is out of contract in less than a year, meaning that Napoli can’t sanction a loan deal without getting that extra year onto his deal.
This situation would likely suit all parties; Napoli ensure they get a decent fee next summer rather than lose Milik for free, and Spurs can keep the cost down right now as they seek to bring in a new striker.
The 26-year-old – once a Tottenham trialist as a teenager – hit 11 goals in 26 games last season, and would fit as competition for Harry Kane at Spurs.
Milik would be well within his rights to pursue more guaranteed first-team action though, as he could only be a back up at Tottenham, and that’s an issue Spurs may have to try and iron out during talks over a deal.