Spurs face competition from Arsenal for Real Madrid man


Tottenham and Arsenal could find themselves going head to head this summer as both clubs consider a move for Mateo Kovacic.

According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is not keen for the Croatian to leave the Bernabeu, but he will have plenty of offers to choose from if he does decide to move on.

The midfielder made much more of an impression than was expected this season, yet he is eager to play regularly next term ahead of the World Cup in 2018.


AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Roma are the three Italian clubs pursuing him as he has experience in Serie A with the Nerazzurri.

In England, it’s claimed Tottenham and Arsenal are keen, though these are thought to be less likely destinations.

The newspaper claims Spurs could see him as a potential replacement for Dele Alli, but the Lilywhites are hugely reluctant to lose one of Europe’s most promising young prospects and even the acquisition of Kovacic wouldn’t soften the blow.

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