TOTTENHAM are reportedly set to complete their EIGHTH signing of the transfer window with Ruslan Malinovskyi.
Antonio Conte has been busy whipping Spurs into shape for another top four challenge this season, and has been backed with seven new players to make it happen.
Ruslan Malinovskyi has made 129 appearances for Atalanta since joining in 2019Credit: Getty
Malinovskyi was on the bench last weekendCredit: AFP
However, the spending might not be done there, with reports from Italy suggesting Atalanta midfielder Malinovskyi could soon be on his way to North London.
With one year left on his current contract, Atalanta are open to selling the 29-year-old and fresh interest from Spurs could see him leave Serie A.
But a sticking point in the deal remains what each club want from the deal.
Atalanta want to cash in on the Ukrainian this summer, but Spurs prefer a loan move with an option to buy next summer.
Malinovskyi played just six minutes of his side’s 2-0 win against Sampdoria during last weekend’s Serie A curtain raiser, but provided an assist during his brief cameo.
He has been at the Bergamo based club since joining from KRC Genk in 2019.
The 129 appearances he has made for them has yielded a return of 29 goals and 27 assists, with all but 11 of his goal contributions coming in the league.
Earlier this week, Spurs sealed the £18m transfer of Udinese full-back Destiny Udogie.
Spurs have splashed out roughly £110m on new signings this summer, with the majority of this being shelled out for former Everton attacker Richarlison.
Spurs played out a dramatic and feisty affair at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, with Conte and Thomas Tuchel having a heated altercation at the end of the game resulting in both getting SENT OFF and consequently charged by the FA over their conduct.
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.