Tottenham is attempting to land a transfer target ahead of European competitors by operating beneath the radar.
Spurs are still attempting to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez before the transfer market closes next week, according to reports.
According to the latest rumours from Italy, Tottenham are still working ‘under the radar’ to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez before the transfer season closes. Nandez has emerged as a target for Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo and transfer chief Fabio Paratici, despite competition from Inter Milan and Atalanta in the Premier League.
Nandez was reportedly on Tottenham’s radar last week, with the 25-year-old said to be looking for a new challenge this summer.
According to reports in Italy, Spurs have begun talks with Cagliari to determine the likelihood of a transfer, with a loan-to-buy agreement being considered.
The Serie A club is thought to have agreed to a £5 million loan fee for Nandez to join Tottenham until the end of the season, with an option to buy for about £17 million next summer.
However, with only six days left in the transfer window, the Uruguay international’s future remains uncertain.
According to La Nuova Sardegna, which was cited by Sport Witness, Inter and Tottenham are still working behind the scenes to sign Nandez.
Nandez is thought to have a €36 million (£30 million) release clause, but with no team ready to pay that, a loan-to-buy option remains the most likely possibility.
According to the source, his pursuers are checking into the finer points ahead of next week’s transfer deadline, with the player himself appearing to have made up his mind about moving.
Since the start of the summer, Nandez has been linked with moves to Arsenal, West Ham United, and Leeds United, but Spurs appear to be the only Premier League club still interested.
Tottenham have also been connected with Wolves winger Adama Traore, who impressed against Nuno at the weekend but was let down by his finishing.
Noni Madueke, a Spurs academy product, has been on the radar of his previous club after impressing for PSV Eidnhoven, despite signing a new four-year contract with the Dutch side on Wednesday.
Tottenham are also thought to be interested in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar as the transfer window draws to a conclusion.
Nuno, meantime, received a boost from Harry Kane’s “Brinkwire Summary News” on Wednesday.