Tottenham 'agree shock Lautaro Martinez transfer with Inter ahead of Arsenal – and want to play £60m striker WITH Kane'

TOTTENHAM have reportedly agreed a stunning deal for Inter Milan hitman Lautaro Martínez.

New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already bolstered his squad this summer with the acquisitions of Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romero.

And the Portuguese is said to be on the verge of making Argentina international Martinez his fourth signing of the summer.

The Times claim Spurs have agreed a staggering £60million deal for the forward.

Spurs' reported agreement for the 23-year-old will be a huge blow for their bitter rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners were said to be interested in acquiring the former Racing Club man's services this summer.

But it seems Mikel Arteta may have been beaten to the punch by his opposite number at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Martinez has been a revelation for Inter since penning a five-year deal at the San Siro in July 2018.

The Bahia Blanca native has scored an impressive 49 goals and provided 20 assists in 149 appearances for Simone Inzaghi side.

And according to The Times, Tottenham plan to play the Martinez alongside skipper Harry Kane, whose future at the club is currently up in the air.

I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train

England international Kane is eager to leave the club for pastures new, with Manchester City his preferred destination.

Spurs, however, have no intention of selling their talismanic striker this summer.

The acquisition of Lautaro could very well be the club's attempt to convince Kane to snub the riches of City for another season.

Reports this week claimed Kane refused to attend training in order to push through a move to City.

But the England skipper rubbished that suggestion in a lengthy social media post, which read: “While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train.

“I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.

“It’s almost ten years since I made my Spurs debut.

"For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love.

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“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.

“I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club.

"This has always been the case as it is today. Harry.”

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