Tottenham Hotspur are no longer interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino, according to reports in Italy.
Vecino has scored three goals and provided four assists in 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
The 27-year-old was linked with Spurs in January but the Londoners failed to make a single signing for the second transfer window in a row.
And now, Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims Tottenham no longer intend to pursue a deal for Vecino.
Inter apparently value the Uruguay international at €30 million, an asking price Spurs are not willing to meet.
It is believed Tottenham want to sign a younger player who can be part of the midfield for years to come.
Mauricio Pochettino perhaps already has that player in Oliver Skipp; the 18-year-old has been used intermittently in the Premier League this season.
Regardless of Skipp’s emergence, Spurs should still target a new central midfielder this summer after Mousa Dembele’s exit in January.
Reports suggest Victor Wanyama could also be set for an exit at the end of the season, so reinforcements will be needed.