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Tottenham ‘agree fee’ with Inter Milan to beat Arsenal to Martinez transfer

Tottenham are desperate to bolster their squad with Nuno Espirito Santo in charge while Fabio Paratici has been hard at work this transfer window with Arsenal target Lautaro Martinez in their sights

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Tottenham have agreed a fee with Inter Milan for the signing of Lautaro Martinez as they look to bolster their strike force.

Arsenal have also been desperate to land the forward while the San Siro outfit are on the verge of losing both their top strikers.

It will raise questions over the future of Harry Kane, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City.

But Spurs transfer chief Fabio Paratici has been hard at work this summer with the signings of Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini through the door already.

Martinez has been eyed by some of the biggest clubs in the world over the past 12 months and Barcelona were desperate to sign the Argentine last summer.



Tottenham have agreed a fee with Inter Milan for Lautaro Martinez




According to The Times, Tottenham have agreed a fee with Inter worth around £60m for his services.

Arsenal have also been trying to land the 23-year-old but appear to have lost out to their north London rivals.

Though speculation over Kane’s future will only grow now, it is stated that the plan is for Martinez to play alongside the England international rather than replace him.









Santo prefers a system that will see a player feed off of the Spurs talisman and Martinez is eyed as the ideal partner.

He played the role perfectly last season for Inter, paired up with Romelu Lukaku to devastating effect in Serie A.

His 17 goals and 10 assists helped the Nerazzurri land their first Scudetto in 10 years.

But with Lukaku also closing in on a move to Chelsea, it will leave Inter empty-handed going forward next season up front.



Lukaku and Martinez forged a good combination
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The Times go on to state that the Italian side value Martinez at closer to £76.8m, meaning the deal could include a number of add-ons.

There could be further transfers to come as Tottenham look to raise funds.

Though Daniel Levy insists Kane is not for sale, City remain interested in the 28-year-old amid speculation a £140m could be coming.

The striker has finally returned to England after failing to report for training on Monday.









But Kane is adamant that the situation has been blown out of proportion and revealed a statement on social media.

He wrote: “It’s almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total love and support.

“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments this week, questioning my professionalism.



Harry Kane has been linked with a move to Man City




“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.

“I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club. This has always been the case as it is today.”












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