Tottenham and Manchester City facing uphill battle for Serie A stars

Tottenham are sending representatives to Milan to negotiate a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi. The Premier League outfit are set to offer £37.8 million for the forward, according to Gianluca Di Marzio (via Football-Italia).

The 23-year-old Argentine has scored an impressive 52 goals in 105 games for the Nerazzurri, after joining them in 2013 from Sampdoria for £9.75 million and making his way through the Barcelona youth ranks.

Tottenham were eager to offer Champions League football, something Icardi will not experience with the Nerazzurri this season. However, Inter are ready to reject proposals from Spurs and Atletico Madrid for their star striker.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have seen an opening offer of £12.4 million for Torino right-back Bruno Peres rejected, with Watford also expressing an interest.

According to a report by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Watford offered the same fee for the 26-year-old Brazilian, who provided three goals and seven assists in 33 appearances last season after joining the Granata in 2014 from Santos for only £1.5 million.

Despite the rejection, the Citizens are pondering a new offer for Peres, who would fit well in Pep Guardiol’s system with running defensive wingers.

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