Tottenham have launched a bid to sign one of their main targets but former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho may stand in the way and cause problems for his former employers
Kane faces repercussions of ‘costly’ decision
Tottenham have reportedly submitted their first bid for summer target Mikkel Damsgaard, but former manager Jose Mourinho may make it difficult for his former employers.
Spurs have already been active this window, signing Pierluigi Gollini on-loan from Atalanta and acquiring Bryan Gil from Sevilla, but they are still targeting more signings in the event that Harry Kane does leave the club.
Kane is still desperate to leave despite chairman Daniel Levy claiming that the striker is not for sale, but if the Englishman is to exit this summer, Spurs could have £160million to reinvest into the squad.
Tottenham have now launched a bid for one of their main targets, but Mourinho may stand in the way.
According to La Repubblica, via Calciomercato, Tottenham have now made their first offer for Damsgaard and their bid is reportedly ‘higher than €20million (£17million)’ but not as high as the €40million (£34million) that Sampdoria are holding out for.
Club president Massimo Ferrero reportedly offered the 21-year-old to AS Roma on Wednesday as Ferrero is a Roma fan, which has not gone down well in Italy.
Speaking to the media in Italy, Ferrero said that the Denmark international is exactly what Jose Mourinho needs and even offered to try and find a way to make the deal happen if the club were contacted by Roma.
Despite the bizarre claims, the president’s willingness for a deal to be completed has made it very clear that Damsgaard is for sale this summer, which is encouraging news for both Tottenham and Leeds United who have also been reported to show interest.
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Calciomercato have reported that Sampdoria ideally would want €40million (£34million) for Damsgaard, but suggest that €30million (£25.5million) will be enough to begin negotiations for the highly rated midfielder.
It is highly unlikely that Roma will have the funds to rival Tottenham for the Denmark international, should they show interest, but Mourinho may wish to cause problems for the club that sacked him just four months ago.
Due to the price-tag Sampdoria have placed on Damsgaard, Tottenham’s first offer won’t be accepted so if they do want to land the 21-year-old they will have to offer an improved bid, which may depend on whether Kane stays at the club or not.
Damsgaard made 35 appearances for Sampdoria last season in Serie A, scoring two goals and registering four assists as the side finished ninth under former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.
The Denmark international played predominantly on the left wing last season, but is very versatile, as he proved for his country during this summers European championships, playing in a variety of roles as his side reached the semi-finals of the competition before being knocked out by England.
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