Tottenham could be put off in the race to land Arkadiusz Milik this summer with Napoli demanding a blockbuster deal in order to sell their striker.
According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentis is demanding around £50m for the Poland international.
Furthermore, it is claimed that Atletico Madrid could be willing to pay around £35m, plus Diego Costa, as they aim to beat Tottenham to a deal.
Milik has scored 12 times in 22 games this season and has risen to prominence thanks to those goals and a number of fine displays to go alongside. Indeed, Spurs are thought to be keen on Milik, with Jose Mourinho highlighting the striker as a potential signing.
The Polish star arrived in Italy in 2016 after impressing for Ajax. Since moving to Naples, he’s scored just shy of a goal every two games.
Tottenham are desperate for someone to play second-fiddle to Harry Kane. However, news of the demands of Napoli could well put Spurs off in this instance. With the summer set to be different than normal in terms of transfers, Daniel Levy may be hard-pressed to part with £50m.
A test of how serious Tottenham are when it comes to Mourinho and Milik – TBR View
It’s set to be a big summer for Spurs. A number of reports are claiming that money could be tight at the club.
This is, in part, thanks to stadium payments and the loss of revenues things like the NFL would bring to the club.
But on the other hand, if Levy is serious about backing Jose Mourinho, then these are the sorts of signings the club needs to be making.
Spurs simply cannot go on relying so heavily on Harry Kane. They need someone else up top to bang in the goals.
Milik, then, could be the exact player they’re looking for.