Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on signing AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone, who is reportedly unhappy at the Serie A club, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The 21-year-old has come through the youth ranks at the Milan club and has scored nine goals in 32 appearances this season.
However, Cutrone has found himself on the bench regularly and his last start for the San Siro-based club was in January.
Despite Gonzalo Higuain’s departure for Chelsea earlier this year, he has fallen behind Krzystof Piatek, who arrived from Genoa during the winter transfer window.
The report claims that Cutrone is unhappy with his playing time and that Spurs are one of several European clubs interested in signing him in the summer.
Tutto Mercato Web lists Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund as the other clubs who are monitoring the Italy international’s situation.
Furthermore, Tottenham have reportedly asked for more information and know that if they make an offer in the region of €30-35 million (£25.8-£30.1 million) AC Milan will accept.
With Fernando Llorente expected to leave Spurs in the summer when his contract expires, it makes sense for the North London club to be looking for younger alternatives to Harry Kane.
However, unless Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to change his tactical system, even if Cutrone does move to England, he can be expected to spend time on the bench – exactly what he is understood to be unhappy about in Italy.
He has a contract with AC Milan until June 2023 but it seems increasingly unlikely that he will see that out.