Blackburn flop Nikola Kalinic on Tottenham’s radar

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Tottenham Hotspur could be lining up a shock bid for Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic, according to reports from Italy.

Italian newspaper La Nazione is among the news providers carrying reports claiming the Lilywhites are keen on securing a deal for the 28-year-old.

Capped 27 times by Croatia to date, Kalinic has scored eight goals for the national side and has impressed with Fiorentina this season.


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The 28-year-old moved to La Viola following a breakout season with Ukrainian side Dnipro, who reached the final of the Europa League with Kalinic spearheading their attack.

Kalinic bagged 19 goals in 48 games during his last full season in Ukraine and the goals have continued to flow in Italy, where he has already bagged 12 in 33 Serie A appearances.

Now, a move to Tottenham could be on the cards with Italian newspaper La Nazione reporting, in quotes translated by The Daily Express, that Spurs are eager to add the striker to their squad.

A White Hart Lane move would represent something of a surprising turn of events for Kalinic, who previously struggled to make an impact during a spell at Blackburn Rovers.

Signed from Hadjuk Split by Sam Allardyce for a fee in the region of £6 million back in August 2009, Kalinic spent two seasons at Ewood Park, scoring 13 goals in 53 games before moving on to Dnipro.

Now a little older and wiser, he could be set for what was once the most unlikely of Premier League returns.

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