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Tottenham ready to make €45m bid to beat rivals to Serie A striker

Tottenham’s search for a new striker continues as speculation has linked the club with a move for Inter forward Mauro Icardi.

Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be keen to bolster his options up front in order to lessen the load on Harry Kane’s shoulders.

The England international scored 25 Premier League goals last season, but it wasn’t enough to keep Spurs in the title race as they eventually finished third.

As they look to build on their success last year, Tottenham will be keen to strengthen their squad where possible and that involves bringing in a new striker.

Other targets have been linked with a move to White Hart Lane, but according to Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs could now be setting their sights on Icardi.

Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the Argentine forward, while Atletico Madrid remain in the hunt for a new striker this summer too.

However, based on the report, it claims Spurs have sent representatives to Milan to meet with the player’s agent as they continue to push forward with plans to secure the €45m signing of the Nerazzurri ace.

It is added that Inter don’t wish to sell their star man, but they could be willing to wait to find out the final offer before evaluating the transfer with their new owners.

The Serie A outfit aren’t short of money this summer after the Suning Group purchased a 68.55 per cent stake in the club, and so any decision to sell Icardi would arguably be down to tactical reasons with the input from Roberto Mancini rather than any financial reason.

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