Tottenham Hotspur director Fabio Paratici announces that Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is ‘not in our plans’ for the transfer market.
Spurs had been among the main contenders for the Serbia international during a bidding war over the summer, with Atletico Madrid and Manchester City the other biggest options.
Now Viola President Rocco Commisso has confirmed that Vlahovic rejected the contract extension, so he could even leave in January for €70m.
“Many clubs like the Serbian’s profile, but for now he is not in Tottenham’s plans,” Paratici said while attending the Festival dello Sport event in Trento this evening.
Tottenham had seen Vlahovic as a suitable replacement for Harry Kane, but the failure of his transfer to Manchester City changed those plans.
Vlahovic is only 21 years old, but has already scored six goals in eight competitive games for Fiorentina this season.
He found the net 21 times in 37 Serie A appearances during the 2020-21 campaign.
His current contract at the Stadio Artemio Franchi runs to June 2023, and while Fiorentina may well be ready to sell in January, Italian reports suggest Vlahovic would prefer to remain until next summer, when Juventus will be the favourites.
Fiorentina, il Tottenham si tira fuori dalla corsa per Vlahovic. Paratici: “Non rientra nei nostri piani” https://t.co/vTbABurkS8
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