Report: Serie A club could speed up Spurs youngster’s move through injury – Spurs Web

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Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed AC Milan could step up their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr following an injury to Sandro Tonali at the weekend.

Antonio Conte and his coaching staff got their first taste of Sarr during pre-season, with the midfielder appearing in all of the club’s friendlies this summer.

However, the 19-year-old was not in Tottenham’s matchday squad for their 4-1 win over Southampton in their Premier League season opener on Saturday.

Corriere della Sera reported last week that Milan are keen to sign Sarr on a loan deal this summer, but suggested that Tottenham were only willing to sell the midfielder permanently for a fee of around 30 million euros (25 ,1 million pounds sterling).

Gazzetta have now claimed that after midfielder Sandro Tonali suffered the injury in Milan’s pre-season friendly against Vicenza, the Serie A giants could step up the Spurs star’s move.

It is explained that Rossoneri is yet to determine how long Tonali will be out and wants to bolster his midfield ranks before the start of the new campaign.

The report claims Sarr remains Milan’s number one priority, but FC Midtjylland’s Raphael Onyedika and Bordeaux’s Jean Onana are said to be the other two alternatives Stefano Pioli’s side have their eyes on.

Boosts web opinion

I find it hard to believe Spurs would be open to selling Sarr, considering he’s only 19 and still has plenty of time to develop into a top player.

I suspect Spurs would prefer to loan the teenager out this summer but the club would like to send the midfielder to a team where he has guaranteed playing time which might not be the case at Milan.

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