Sky Sport Italia claim Tottenham Hotspur have approached Dusan Vlahovic’s entourage, but not his club Fiorentina.
If the report from Sky Sport Italia transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano on his Twitch channel is true, this will infuriate the Viola and their President Rocco Commisso.
The Tuscans are currently negotiating a new contract with the 21-year-old striker, which is expected to include a release clause of at least €60m.
That also means they won’t accept any less and have already rejected €50m from Inter, according to Sportitalia, as a potential replacement should Romelu Lukaku go to Chelsea.
Vlahovic scored 21 goals in Serie A last season and already has two goals in seven senior caps for Serbia.
Spurs are seeking a striker after Harry Kane refused to attend pre-season training, as the England captain is trying to force through a transfer to Manchester City.
However, Pep Guardiola confirmed today that Tottenham are shutting down any attempts to negotiate for Kane.