Tottenham suffer massive blow in the race for Dusan Vlahovic

Dusan Vlahovic

Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a massive blow in the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina this summer.

Spurs have been looking to sign a striker and earmarked the 21-year-old as a potential option.

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are also interested in signing Vlahovic.

Popular journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed yesterday on Twitter that Fiorentina have definitely turned down an offer from Atletico.

They are planning to keep the striker with them. Manchester City are not working on a deal to sign him, while there hasn’t been an official bid from Tottenham.

Romano has added another tweet, where he has quoted what Fiorentina CEO has to say about the young striker.

The club chief has clearly mentioned that the youngster is ‘untouchable’ and that potential suitors can seek options elsewhere.

The news will come as a huge blow to Spurs, who have pursued him throughout the summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier this month that Tottenham are willing to pay up to €70 million (£60m) to sign the striker.

Last week, we covered a report that Atletico were closing in on a deal for the striker who was in outstanding form last season, netting 21 goals.

Spurs need to sign a striker irrespective of whether Harry Kane stays with the club.

Nuno Espirito Santo has used a flexible system without Kane starting in the opening two games, but a conventional centre-forward is still required.

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