Tottenham Hotspur could find themselves with the possibility of signing former transfer target Amadou Diawara for a lot less than they might have expected, according to CalcioNapoli24.
Spurs were interested in the Guinea international in previous windows, with the link re-emerging again in January, and it would seem as though when they finally do make a move for him, they may end up getting him much cheaper than it may have previously cost them.
Diawara joined Napoli in 2016 and shot to prominence under Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and is a much sought after player, with Wolverhampton Wanderers also believed to have been monitoring the defensive midfielder.
The 21-year-old is said to have ambitions to leave the Serie A side in the summer because he has clashed with boss Carlo Ancelotti over the formation he is utilised in.
Diawara is believed to want to feature in a 4-3-3 set up, while the former Chelsea manager is keen to continue to employ a 4-4-2 tactic, so unless anything changes the Guinean is expected to leave Naples.
If reports are to be believed, Tottenham have previously made a €30 million bid for the midfielder but that was said to be rejected, although it is unknown whether that was made in the summer or in January.
Journalists in Italy believe that whoever ends up getting Diawara is likely to get their man for much less than the figure proposed that Spurs originally offered, which will no doubt delight Mauricio Pochettino, who has long since struggled to make big money signings at White Hart Lane.
The Tottenham boss did not make a single addition to his squad either in the summer or in January, and while his side made a good start to the Premier League campaign, he has seen them fade away in recent times, highlighting the need for reinforcements going into next term.