Over the past few days, we’ve seen Tottenham linked with both Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni.

The first is because there could still be some uncertainty when it comes to Harry Kane’s future at the club, while the latter stemmed from reports in England that Antonio Conte wants the centre-back.

Bastoni, down his end, doesn’t seem particularly enthused by the prospect of a move to England, while his Argentine teammate could end up being sacrificed for a fee of €70-80m in the summer despite Tottenham seeing a €95m bid reportedly rejected last summer.

Either way, it will be hard to attract either to Spurs in the summer, but one who certainly won’t be coming is Marcelo Brozovic, who recently signed a new long-term contract with the Serie A side.

Prior to that, however, an attempt was made by Conte to lure the Croatia international to Tottenham, as explained by Fabrizio Biasin on Telelombardia, relayed by FC Inter 1908.

Asked whether Bastoni or Martinez would end up at Spurs, he replied: “I don’t know, but I can say that they tried for Brozovic. Tottenham made an attempt, but Brozovic, a man of his word, said he wanted to stay and he did it by signing the renewal.

“He had Newcastle, Barcelona and Tottenham, and he stayed. Barcelona had offered him €8m per season.”