As has been stated multiple times in the past, as long as Belgium are still in the World Cup, the Mousa Dembélé to Inter story isn’t going to advance all that much since the midfielder has decided he’d wait until after the competition to sort out his future.

However, that isn’t stopping the Serie A side from trying to convince Tottenham to lower their demands for the 30-year-old.

Asking for €25-30m for the last year of their star’s contract, Spurs have managed to put off suitors for the time being, but Inter aren’t letting themselves get intimidated just yet.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the club have hired “FIFA agent” Gabriele Giuffrida as an intermediary in the deal to convince Tottenham to lower their demands.

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Dembélé remains Luciano Spalletti’s first choice to bolster his midfield after the acquisition of Radja Nainggolan from AS Roma a few days ago, knowing that it would be easier to sign the Belgian than delve into the murky waters of sorting out a deal for William Carvalho.

We’ll undoubtedly get more updates on these proceedings in the next few days, most likely about Daniel Levy refusing to bow down to the Giuffrida pressure.