Inter Milan will wait until the Chinese transfer window closes before making a move for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy.
Dembele has just one year left on his current contract with Spurs and is expected to leave the club in the coming weeks.
The Belgian has been heavily linked with clubs in Italy and China, with Inter Milan mooted as his most likely destination.
Previous reports claimed Inter have already made bids for Dembele, all of which have been turned down by Tottenham.
There have also been rumours suggesting Inter are willing to offer cash plus players in exchange for Dembele.
Now, Italian outlet Calcio Mercato (via Football Italia) claims Inter will wait for the Chinese transfer window to shut on July 13th before making an offer.
Inter apparently believe Spurs could lower their asking price once the threat of an offer from China is no longer possible.
Knowing Daniel Levy, that won’t have much an effect on Dembele’s price tag, which is reportedly £26 million.
That’s a lot of money for a player who is out of contract in a year’s time, but Tottenham are likely to hold out for what they believe Dembele is worth.