Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been handed the chance to beat fierce rivals Arsenal to the services of Inter Milan midfielder, Matias Vecino.
The 28-year-old box-to-box midfielder has supposedly garnered interest from the Merseyside Blues as well as the North London pair in recent weeks, and Vecino will see his current contract at Serie A giants end in 2022.
However, according to the Daily Star, the North London club have first refusal on the Uruguay international following previous conversations over a potential switch in the winter transfer window.
The report suggests that Jose Mourinho’s side had looked to bring Matias Vecino to the English top-tier as part of Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan, and the Italian outfit have made contact with North London club’s to gain an understanding of their interest ahead of the summer transfer window.
Vecino – who has amassed 11 goals in 94 games across all competitions for Serie A giants – could be available for a fee of £18m.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey reportedly still has his sights set on a move to Arsenal after the end of the current campaign.
The North London club are believed to have made signing the Ghana international midfielder their top priority in the summer transfer window.
Partey has a £44m release clause in his current deal and the player’s father revealed in April that talks over a transfer were ongoing.
Ligue 1 defending champions, PSG have since emerged as another possibility for the 26-year-old midfielder, however, Football.London reports that he remains keen on finalising a move to the Norht London club.