Tottenham deal in jeopardy, as Napoli inform Everton of striker’s exit plan

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Everton have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Polish international striker from Napoli Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho made no secrets of his desire to introduce a new center-forward. Although he has several loose players at his disposal, Harry Kane is his only undisputed attacker.

As such, Tottenham has carried out a Europe-wide search for a new signing. Initial reports claimed Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bas Dost was a target, but ties with Milik have intensified in recent days.

Indeed, speculation claims Mourinho and Levy to attend ‘summit’ after progressing to sign the star of Naples. Milik is an attractive option as he runs through the final months of his contract.

According to journalist Gianluca di Marzio, however, Everton are now in contention for his signing.

The journalist says on his website that the Toffees “advanced” their interest by “tentatively testing the waters” on a deal.

Additionally, Napoli have informed clubs keen on Milik about their plan to offload the striker. The Serie A side are set to renew Milik’s terms before sending him on loan.

This would allow him to find a new challenge and experience his best form, while also giving Napoli the opportunity to use that form next season.

Everton Boss Carlo Ancelotti has known Milik well since his time as Napoli boss. Indeed, Ancelotti has already attacked his former club for midfielder Allan.

Milik scored 14 goals in 35 games in all competitions last season, his fourth campaign since signing with Ajax.

Kane and Son continue to impress as deadly duo

Fils Heung-min, Harry Kane Tottenham

Amid Spurs’ search for a new forward, Kane and Son Heung-min continued their excellent scoring partnership on Thursday.

His son pushed Kane for Tottenham’s third as they reached the Europa League play-offs. Son also scored against Shkendija to score five goals in two games, following his quartet against Southampton.

Kane, meanwhile, provided four assists for Son on Sunday, and Mourinho insisted he was happy to see his team progress in Europe.

Read his reaction here …



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