According to FC Inter News, Tottenham Hotspur now need to sell Juan Foyth in order to make their official bid for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.
It’s claimed that Spurs are working hard to sell Foyth, with newly-promoted Fulham particularly interested in signing the Argentinian.
Spurs allegedly hope to collect at least €10million (£9million) for Foyth, which they can then use to submit a formal cash bid for Skriniar.
Spurs want to offer €45million (£41million) for Skriniar in the next 72 hours, but need to sell Foyth in order to do it.
Tottenham allegedly have a five-year deal worth around £87,000-a-week waiting for Skriniar, with Foyth now key to funding a deal for the Slovakian.
What’s interesting is that Football.London claim that Spurs offered Foyth to Inter as part of a proposal for Skriniar – but they rejected the idea.
That would have been ideal for Spurs, but Inter aren’t interested in taking Foyth off Tottenham’s hands, which is no surprise after no competitive football in 2020.
The 22-year-old was a favourite of Mauricio Pochettino, but has failed to really feature under Jose Mourinho – and Spurs now need to offload him in order to land Mourinho’s new top centre back target.
Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings
£15 million; Southampton
£13 million; Wolves
£25 million; Real Madrid
Loan; Real Madrid
£12 million; Swansea