Tottenham Hotspur have been keeping close tabs on Genoa’s Albert Guðmundsson since the start of this year.

A week ago, Calciomercato reported the north London club are ahead of other clubs in the race for the 26-year-old. It was also stated Spurs are ready to pay the fee needed to sign him in the summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport mention Tottenham’s interest when discussing Inter Milan’s plans for the attacking midfielder.

The Nerazzurri have also followed the Iceland international closely, and are aware that he’ll leave the Serie A side after this season. Inter have already taken some steps to try and sign him.

A deal won’t be easy for Inter because Genoa want at least €30m and they’ll face tough competition from other clubs, including Tottenham. It’s claimed Ange Postecoglou’s side have made contact and collected information about Guðmundsson.

Whilst it’s not clear what that means, it’s likely an expression of general interest and to find out the expected costs.

Despite this, the report states Inter aren’t worried and they are aiming to convince Genoa to let the star leave on loan with an obligation to buy.

Spurs have already done business with Genoa in January and may not have an issue to meet their demands. In this way, they can spoil Inter’s efforts to secure Guðmundsson’s services.

Guðmundsson has managed 12 goals and four assists from 29 games this season.