Spurs and Everton battle for £ 23 million for the Polish striker – originally published on Sportslens.com
According to reports from the Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb Tottenham Hotspur and Everton will be in January take a step for Napolis Arkadiusz Milik after not securing a summer change.
The Polish international was strongly linked to an exit from English teams Spurs, Everton and Manchester United during the summer transfer window. A move was missing, however, as Milik remained a Napoli player after the transfer window.
According to Calciomercato Tottenham was already in discussions with Napoli about a deal with the striker in August, with Spurs facing competition from the Italian giants Juventus at that time.
Juve went on to sign Alvaro Morata from Spain's Atletico Madrid.
Gazzetta dello Sport also reports that Milik's Napoli contract expires in 2021 and the Italian club hoped to make £ 23m from the deal – a fee Tottenham was ready to pay in mid-September.
After missing a move before the transfer deadline, the Polish situation has taken another turn as he has since been excluded from Napoli's squad for the season.
Milik is now in danger of missing the Polish squad for Euro 2021 unless he returns to the starting XI.
However, the report shows that Spurs and Everton can offer this lifeline to the 26-year-old in January.
With Tottenham loaning Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, Everton could be ahead with a purchase option.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti knows a lot about him from his time at Napoli, and the soaring Merseyside club may be trying to improve its attacking options for the Champions League.
The 26-year-old Milik has scored 34 goals in his last two seasons in Napoli.