As soon as Fabio Paratici was announced as the next director of football at Tottenham (he’s not quite signed yet), we knew it was only a matter of time before Italian players were linked with a move to north London.

It only took a few hours, to be honest, with the main man linked thanks to the former Juventus chief being Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Milan goalkeeper is out of contract at the end of the month, and with no renewal in sight, the 21-year-old was free as a bird to pick his next destination.

That will be Paris Saint-Germain, who have more than likely chucked all the money at him to secure his services for the foreseeable future, completely ignoring the fact they already have a very capable goalkeeper in Keylor Navas.

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However, Paratici did his best to reroute Donnarumma’s plane, according to Calciomercato, as the Italian website report there was ‘strong interest’ from Tottenham, who will need to find a Hugo Lloris replacement sooner rather than later.

It’s stated that ‘in the last few days, the new director of football ‘called Mino Raiola several times to try and convince’ the goalkeeper to move to London.

Already failing in his endeavours at Juventus, ‘his goal was to have the goalkeeper for the new adventure in the Premier League’, but he seemed to ignore that the Milan starlet ‘did not have England among his favourite destinations’.