Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Milan Skriniar but are not ready to accept Inter Milan’s £55m valuation.
According to SunSport, the Slovakian defender is keen on a move to the Premier League, and would be interested in linking up with Tottenham.
But Inter are demanding a hefty fee for one of their prize assets, money which Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is not prepared to pay.
Spurs would be willing to fork-out between £25m and £30m for the 25-year-old, with discussions set to continue through the weekend.
It is understood Skriniar’s agent is in Milan, and is holding talks with Inter over the centre-back’s future and plans to move away.
The Nerazzurri could use the cash made from him to launch an assault for Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling.
Inter are also keeping tabs on Blues duo Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer.