Tottenham transfer news: £60m Antonio Conte target tipped for 'scary' Kane partnership

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Tottenham Hotspur target Dusan Vlahovic would be 'scary' alongside Harry Kane, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge

The Lilywhites have been strongly linked with the Fiorentina front-man due to the recent appointment of Antonio Conte. 

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Earlier this month, Tottenham hired Conte as their new manager, replacing Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked after a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United. 

But even before Conte had been officially announced as the new Spurs boss, the Italian media were already billing Vlahovic as a major target for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan gaffer. 

Indeed, Sportmediaset reported that the 21-year-old was the first name in Conte's notebook and Joe Barone and Daniele Prade, two key figures at Fiorentina, had previously been spotted in London. 

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Viola's CEO Rocco Commisso reportedly wants around €60m-€70m (£51.3m-£59.9m) for his star striker, but that hasn't stopped Spurs from closely monitoring the Serbian international. 

That's perhaps no surprise considering Vlahovic has scored eight goals in 12 Serie A appearances this season, following on from last term's impressive total of 21 goals in the Italian top flight. 

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What has Michael Bridge said about Dusan Vlahovic?

While Sportmediaset hinted at Vlahovic being a replacement for Harry Kane, whose long-term Spurs future still seems uncertain after reportedly asking to leave the club during the summer, Bridge feels the 21-year-old would make a 'scary' partner for the England skipper. 

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Sky Sports reporter said: "He looks the part, he looks good. And if they do play a two, him and Kane would be pretty scary. And if not Kane, then him and Son."

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Fiorentina's reported valuation would no doubt be a sticking point for Daniel Levy. Even at the lower end of Vlahovic's current price-tag, he would rank as Tottenham's second-biggest purchase of all time after Tanguy Ndombele.

That being said, if there's one factor clearly working in Tottenham's favour here, it's Vlahovic's contract situation. His deal with the Serie A side is due to expire in 2023, meaning the club will soon be at risk of losing him on a free transfer. 

From Tottenham's perspective, the longer they wait the cheaper Vlahovic is likely to be. But there is a feeling the club will need to provide some kind of show of faith in Conte in the next transfer window, and a big-money move for Vlahovic would represent exactly that.

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