Tottenham Hotspur have joined the list of Premier League clubs interested in signing Serbia and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this month, following Harry Kane’s injury.
Mitrovic has been outstanding for Scott Parker’s side this season and their push for promotion, scoring 18 goals in 25 appearances. In July 2019, the Serbian signed a new deal which is a Championship record worth £120,000-a-week back to signal their desire to keep him at Craven Cottage.
And according to 90mins, Spurs have returned with a new deal after Fulham rejected a bid for the 25-year-old late in the summer transfer window. Jose Mournho’s side have been in dire need of a backup striker, and the hamstring injury suffered by Harry Kane has accelerated their search.
The outlet reports that Spurs have identified Mitrović as the perfect fit to back up Kane but Fulham do not want to lose him in January as they remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Championship, so they have rejected Spurs’ approach alongside offers from fellow English sides Everton and West Ham United.
Fulham have also received enquiries from Atlético Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but they have held firm and insisted that Mitrović is not for sale in January. However, that has not stopped Spurs, who have continued to try and convince Fulham to part ways with their star striker.
Spurs are also said to be interested in Steven Sessegnon, who is the twin brother of their 2019 summer signing Ryan. It is stated Tottenham would like to strike a double deal with Fulham, although the fact they’re in a promotion chase is likely to make the chances of that somewhat difficult.