TOTTENHAM will reportedly offer £77m for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
Inter are trying to balance the books by shipping up to four stars this summer.
And Spurs are “preparing to test the Serie A giants with a huge offering”.
Italian outlet Alfredo Pedulla believes boss Antonio Conte has “fallen in love”.
However, the report also confirms that the 24-year-old Argentina striker is determined to stay at Inter next season.
He’s based in Milan and even recently opened an Argentinian Mediterranean restaurant in the city.
Spurs will have to struggle to convince the forward, who scored 40 goals in 97 games under boss Conte during their time together in Italy.
The Lilywhites have already signed Martinez’s Inter team-mate Ivan Perisic after he left the Serie A club as a free agent.
The Italian market has proved a happy hunting ground for Spurs since Conte’s arrival, with Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski shining since their arrival from Juventus in January.
Tottenham’s football managing director Fabio Paratici also signed defender Cristian Romero last summer.
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The Argentine, an international teammate of Martinez’s, made his debut at Spurs.
Conte’s Serie A stars helped the north Londoners push rivals Arsenal into a top-four position.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5582377/tottenham-bid-77m-inter-martinez-transfer/ Tottenham set to bid £77m for Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez while Antonio Conte is ‘mad’ over the transfer