Spurs set sights on Dusan Vlahovic as club look for new striker to support Harry Kane

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Spurs set sights on Dusan Vlahovic as club look for new striker to support Harry Kane - Getty Images
Spurs set sights on Dusan Vlahovic as club look for new striker to support Harry Kane - Getty Images

Tottenham are targeting a deal for Fiorentina striker Dušan Vlahović after turning to Italy to bolster their attack.

Spurs have also looked at Crotone forward Simy to support Harry Kane, who chairman Daniel Levy is determined to keep at the club, but Vlahović is the priority in a deal that would be expected to cost more than £40million.

Fabio Paratici, the newly appointed managing director of football, has already moved for Serie A players and landed Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta and is trying to land his team-mate Cristian Romero.

Serbia striker Vlahović had a breakthrough season at Fiorentina in terms of goalscoring, netting 21 times in all competitions. He has attracted interest from other clubs in Europe and his club would ask for around £50m.

Ideally Nuno Espirito Santo would play a striker with Kane, who is wanted by Manchester City. Spurs are looking for attacking support rather than a replacement for Kane, even though the England captain has publicly stated that he would like to be considered for a move and listed City as a preferred destination.

Vlahović, 21, is highly rated by Paratici and is considered a player who would quickly adapt to the Premier League, with only Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Luis Muriel scoring more in Italy last season.

Simy, the 29-year-old Nigeria striker, would be a cheaper option after Crotone’s relegation from the top flight, but Vlahović is the No 1 target.

New manager Nuno Espirito Santo is looking for attacking reinforcements - PA
New manager Nuno Espirito Santo is looking for attacking reinforcements - PA

As reported by Telegraph Sport, Southampton’s Danny Ings was a striker being considered as he has one year left on his deal at St Mary’s and has not agreed fresh terms.

But Paratici’s arrival has widened the net of potential targets to bolster Spurs’ attack for new coach Nuno. Spurs have also signed winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla in a swap deal with Erik Lamela.

Another player from Italy they have been negotiating for is Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna, who can play centre-back and right-back.

Last season they loaned Carlos Vinicius from Benfica and the Brazilian striker scored 10 goals in his role as back-up for Kane, making most of his appearances in cup matches or Europe.

Gollini’s arrival means Joe Hart can move from the club following his free transfer last season to be back-up to Hugo Lloris.

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