According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton will target a deal for Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik after he failed to secure a summer switch.
The Poland international was heavily linked with an exit over the summer.
According to Calciomercato in August, Napoli and Tottenham were in talks over a deal involving Milik, with Spurs facing competition from Juventus at the time.
Juve, however, went on to sign Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid.
Milik’s contract at Napoli expires in 2021. The Italian club were hoping to cash in £23 million – a fee Tottenham were willing to pay in mid-September (Gazzetta dello Sport).
But now Milik’s situation has taken another twist. After missing out on a move before the deadline, the striker has since been left out of Napoli’s squad for the season.
With Poland qualifying for Euro 2021, the 26-year-old is now in danger of heading there without any significant football unless he secures a January move.
Tuttomercatoweb, however, claims Everton and Spurs are ready to offer him that lifeline.
Tottenham managed to add another striker in Carlos Vinicius. The Brazilian arrived on a season-long loan from Benfica with an option to buy for £41 million (The Sun).
But Milik could be a much cheaper option for Spurs, and arguably a better back-up to Harry Kane given the Poland international’s success at a higher level.
Milik, 26, has netted 34 goals in his last two seasons at Napoli.
But Everton could prove worthy competition. Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti will know all about him from his spell at Napoli, and right now his side are flying.
The Merseyside club have won all four of their opening league games. Come January, they could be looking to add extra firepower in the hunt for Champions League football.