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‘Vanished’ – Tottenham Hotspur deal to sign Serie A player has collapsed

On November 22nd, claims from Italy stated that Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to sign Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi in the winter market, writes the SW.

Last Friday, Calciomercato backed Spurs to carry out the deal for the 29-year-old and further stressed they will need €18m to take him away from the Serie A side.

Tottenham looked at the attacking midfielder in the summer and had also agreed a deal with Atalanta, before the operation was skipped in the end.

Il Giorno relays this and then adds Antonio Conte’s side have been following Malinovskyi since the last window. However, a potential operation to bring him to the north London club for a fee of €16-18m now seems to have ‘vanished’.

That’s because of the Turin prosecutor’s office opening an investigation into Juventus’ deals in the past few years. This involves their operations carried out by Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici when he was in charge of the Italian club.

The deal to bring Malinovskyi to Tottenham was complicated. It’s stated the media storm blowing from Turin further complicates things and makes it inappropriate to carry out the potential deal involving Gian Piero Gasperini’s man.

Due to these factors, the Ukrainian is ‘further away’ from Tottenham.