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Report: Spurs now interested in making a move for £75m man who Liverpool tried to sign earlier this year

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak, who has previously been on Liverpool’s radar.

That’s according to Football.London, who claim that Antonio Conte would like to sign the 22-year-old.

It’s reported that Isak is on a list with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez – also a reported target of Liverpool this summer.

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Liverpool in for Isak

Back in March, Mundo Deportivo claimed that Liverpool had made an ‘unofficial’ bid for Isak.

That bid was reportedly around £60m. A pretty hefty fee for a striker who, at that point, had scored just four league goals all season.

Isak has since taken his tally to six, with one La Liga game left to play. That simply doesn’t look a good enough record to spend such a sum on.

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It didn’t matter anyway, as Liverpool were reportedly told that they’d have to pay Isak’s full £75m release clause.

Nunez a far better option

Since then, the trail for Liverpool’s interest in Isak has run cold. The Swede has long been suggested as an option for Premier League sides though, and it would be interesting to see how he’d get on at Spurs.

But similarly to Liverpool, it seems almost unthinkable that Conte’s side would spend £75m on a player.

They do look well-placed to qualify for the Champions League though, and Conte has preferred to play with two strikers at previous clubs. Maybe he could be a foil for Harry Kane in the same way that he was heralded as a good option to replace Roberto Firmino at Liverpool.

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Even so, the other name mentioned here – Nunez – looks a far better option for either club. The Uruguayan is proven in the Champions League and reportedly wants to join a team playing in that competition this summer (RMC Sport).

From a Liverpool point of view, the kind of fee being mentioned would be much easier to stomach if it went on the player who scored twice against them this season.

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