Inter Milan have hired an intermediary agent to help them push through a deal for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy.
Dembele has just one year left on his contract and is expected to leave Spurs in the coming weeks – he has been heavily linked with a move to either Italy or China.
Inter Milan have been mooted as his most likely desintation, and some reports from Italy have claimed the Serie A giants have made a number of offers for Dembele without getting anywhere.
Earlier this week, it was suggested Inter are willing to offer a player to Tottenham as part of any deal for Dembele in order to tempt the Londoners into lowering their £26 million asking price.
And now, according Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Inter have hired FIFA agent Gabriele Giuffrida as an intermediary.
That means Giuffride will help Inter’s quest to take Dembele to the Bernabeu by liaising with Spurs in order to come to some sort of agreement.
Whether that appointment will have any effect on Tottenham’s hard stance remains to be seen.