The rumors connecting Tottenham Hotspur midfielder with a move to Italy this summer are starting to heat up. This morning, Calciomercato has a quote from Inter Milan CEO Alessandro Antonello confirming that the Serie A club is presently negotiating with Spurs for a deal to send the Belgian midfielder to Italy.
Even so, there’s not a whole lot to go on. “There are contacts in place,” said Antonello, “but nothing definite.” That would make sense, however — both Dembele and his agent have said repeatedly that no agreement would be made before Belgium’s run in the World Cup has ended. The Red Devils are currently in the quarterfinals and will play against Brazil this coming Friday.
Calciomercato isn’t the most reliable of sources, but they do tend to be better on actual Italian rumors. They suggest that their proposal is a hybrid deal — two years with Inter and a further two years with Chinese Super League Jiangsu Suning. I’m not quite sure how that would work, however. Apparently there’s also a long term deal from China on the table as well.
The article also notes that the Chinese Super League transfer window closes on July 13. That means that this next week could be critical for Dembele’s future — if he wants to move overseas for the big payday he may have to decide for sure within the next seven days.
I think we’ve all kind of come to grips with the fact that Moose won’t be a member of Tottenham Hotspur next season. All that’s left is to figure out to what club he’s moving to and for how much.