Tottenham in talks to sign £80m Serie A duo


Tottenham in talks to sign £80m Serie A duo

Tottenham Hotspur are set to add to their new recruits by signing Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar and Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik for a combined £80 million.


Skriniar has been a target for plenty of transfer windows for Tottenham, and according to reports, they have now entered formal discussions with Inter over trying to add him to Jose Mourinho's options in defence.


Skriniar played 42 times in all competitions for Inter last season, yet he was barely used by Antonio Conte after the Serie A restart.


Mourinho is keen to add to his options at centre-backs, with him already having Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez, yet none of them have impressed so far, with Japhet Tanganga out with a thigh injury and Juan Foyth being set to leave the club.


However, Inter are sticking to the £50 million transfer valuation for the defender, and Mourinho will have to choose whether the team needs a forward or a centre-back more, as Spurs have already quite a limited budget after a flurry of signings in recent weeks.


Spurs are also interested in signing Napoli's Milik, as they keep on looking for a striker to compete with Harry Kane.


Milik was reportedly close to a move to AS Roma, yet the move fell through in the final stages, opening the door for Spurs to take the Polish forward.


He reportedly has a value of around £30 million, which could prove to be a fair deal for Tottenham.


Spurs are keen on other alternatives for their striker options, also being linked with Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, and also Eintracht Frankfurt's Bas Dost, yet no formal approaches have been made so far.


Spurs could also be chasing a move for Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, yet Mourinho has remained tightly lipped on the transfer.