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Talks Underway: Tottenham Trying To Hijack Man Utd’s £65m Move For La Liga Star

Tottenham are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Mateo Kovacic after making contact over a deal to sign the Real Madrid midfielder

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham join Man Utd in the race to sign Mateo Kovacic….


Tottenham are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Mateo Kovacic after making contact over a deal to sign the Real Madrid midfielder, according to reports in Spain via the Daily Star.

Kovacic made his name at Dinamo Zagreb after coming through their youth ranks and developed in to one of the most exciting young midfielders in Europe before earning a move to Inter Milan in 2013. He continued to enhance his reputation at the San Siro and was snapped-up by Madrid in 2015 but his move to the Bernabeu hasn’t gone according to plan.

Kovacic has struggled to hold down a regular first team place having started just 10 La Liga games last season and completed 90 minutes on just four occasions so it came as no surprise when the 24-year-old went public last week with his desire to leave Madrid in search of regular football this summer.

The news alerted Manchester United with TeamTalk reporting earlier this week that Jose Mourinho was hoping to sign the Croatian international in a £65m deal after making Kovacic one of his prime transfer targets.

Mourinho has already signed Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk but he knows he needs to further strengthen his squad if United are to compete with Man City and it seems he’s eyeing Kovacic amid doubts over the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

However, United will face stiff competition as the Daily Star are citing a report from AS that claims Tottenham are among four other clubs who have made contact with Madrid to register their interest in signing Kovacic this summer.

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The Spanish outlet says Spurs have made their move to try and land the former Inter midfielder ahead of United but the English duo will also have to battle Roma, Juventus and Inter Milan for his signature.

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Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his squad after another solid campaign in north London and Kovacic could be viewed as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele amid speculation linking him with a move away this summer.

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