White Hart Lane side chase San Siro veteran.
Tottenham are looking to exploit Inter Milan’s interest in Carlos Tevez by making a move for the Italian club’s forward Diego Milito.
Like Tevez, Milito is an Argentinian international, but now 32 he is unlikely to have much more of a future at the Italian club, especially if the Serie A giants are successful in their continuous pursuit of Manchester City’s Tevez – which will come to a close either way on transfer deadline day.
Milito scored both goals in Inter’s 2010 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich when the Milan club were managed by Jose Mourinho, but the forward has been in and out of the team since and is keen to try out playing in England in the latter period of his career.
This would be something of a shock signing but perhaps not a total impossibility. Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri does appear to be looking to build for the future and could be ready to offload some of his big name stars to help fund new additions.
There may also be sense from the Serie A club that Milito is past his best and that now may be the best chance to get a decent sum for the 32 year old’s services. The Argentine had a great first season at the San Siro, notching up 30 goals as Jose Mourinho’s side clinched a domestic double and a Champions League triumph.
The following 18 months have been up and down for both the Nerazzurri as a whole and Milito personally.
Harry Redknapp could well do with alternative attacking options as there is much speculation that Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko both want exits and that on loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor is asking for too much in the way of salary, which is holding up plans to make the Togo international’s temporary move from Man City becoming a permanent one.
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