Inter Milan want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager this summer, according to Sky in Italy.
The reports claims Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is flying to London this week to hold talks over a possible move for Pochettino.
Sky also suggests the Serie A club will be able to buy the Argentine out of his Spurs contract for just £4.2 million. Inter are willing to pay Pochettino £8.5 million-a-year — far more than he earns at Tottenham.
The Spurs boss signed a new contract last May and is tied down until the summer of 2021. This is the first report of any kind of release clause, so there’s every chance it’s mere speculation.
In truth, the entire report has a speculative feel to it. Pochettino is believed to be happy at Tottenham and is looking forward to managing the transition to the new stadium.
Of course Europe’s top clubs will be looking at Pochettino after his fine work at Spurs, but that doesn’t mean he will jump ship at the first opportunity.