Tottenham are interested in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic but will face a fight to get him out of the Serie A side.

That’s according to Inter Live, who say Inter have no intention of letting their big stars leave after selling Romelu Lukaku.

They explain that the sale of Lukaku has replenished the coffers at the club, and so there is no need for them to sell their other stars unless the fee is one that can cause ‘reflection’.

That’s something of a blow for Tottenham, who want Brozovic as well as his teammate Lautaro Martinez.

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Back in June, we covered a report from Inter Live that stated Fabio Paratici was a big fan of the Croatian midfielder and could try to bring him to London with Stefan de Vrij.

They’ve now followed that and say Brozovic has been an ‘old pet’ of Paratici’s since his time at Juventus, and he could now ‘advance a courtship’ to bring him to England.

He’s boosted in that by the fact Brozovic’s current deal only runs until 2022, and at the moment, the two parties are not close to an agreement as the player is asking for more than the club can give him.

That’s opened the doors for the likes of Tottenham to get him, although the ‘only viable way’ it happens is if they offer €20-22m to beat the clubs eyeing a free transfer next year.

First, though, there needs to be some clarity on his contract situation, and his father, who is his agent, has scheduled a meeting to discuss his son’s future. How that goes could end up determining if he ends up at Tottenham or not this summer.