Graham Roberts has told Tottenham to raise funds elsewhere to be able to afford Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar.
Spurs were strongly linked with the Slovakian last summer and held talks about the possibility of bringing him to north London.
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However, the two parties were unable to agree a fee, and therefore he remained at the San Siro, whilst Tottenham went out and signed Swansea’s Joe Rodon as their Jan Vertonghen replacement.
But with Inter reportedly needing to sell some of their best players to fight their financial problems, an opportunity could present itself for them to revisit their interest for the 26-year-old defender, who scored the winner in his country’s opening Euro 2020 victory over Poland.
Spurs, who’ll be looking to upgrade on both of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez after their respective poor seasons, will get a closer look at Skriniar this summer as he features for his nation.
Roberts exclusively told This is Futbol:
“What did they want him for last year? £45-50m? We offered £20m.
“Sell the other two [Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke] because we’ve never seen them. I know they’re youngsters, but we want players that can go out and win trophies and games and he would have been a good part of that, so go and do that!”