Tottenham open talks with Napoli striker over £16.5m transfer

Date published: Thursday 24th September 2020 2:17 - Will Ford

Arkadiusz Milik Napoli

Representatives of Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik are meeting with Tottenham bosses on Thursday to negotiate a deal for the striker.

Spurs have been linked with a number of backup options to Harry Kane and Milik has emerged as their primary target.

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The Poland international has entered the final year of his contract in Naples and was on the brink of joining Roma before a failure to agree personal terms saw the deal collapse.

Milik was set to join Roma on a season-long loan deal with an obligation to buy for around £16.5m, with further performance-based add-ons included in the deal.

The Independent claim ‘intermediaries working on behalf of Milik are meeting Tottenham officials’ in the hope of securing a similar deal.

Milik is now deemed surplus to requirments by Napoli – who recently signed Victor Osimhen – and they are keen to offload the 26-year-old, who was left out of their matchday squad for their opening Serie A fixture.

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