Tottenham have sent officials out to the United States in order to secure a deal for a friendly fixture against AC Milan this summer, according to a report.

Twin Cities claim on their website that senior figures from Spurs were spotted touring Minnesota United’s training facilities over the last week and that the Italian side, who sit sixth in Serie A, would follow suit this weekend, ahead of what is set to be an International Cup match at the U.S Bank Stadium.

The exhibition competition has been run since 2013 and generally takes place in the last week of July, running into August, and it would be the second successive year Spurs have taken part, having headed stateside last summer for a trip which included a clash against Manchester City.

Football Insider verdict

While friendly fixtures are not usually the most interesting of news stories, this will no doubt have a handful of Spurs fans booking their summer holidays already. The International Cup was a success for the club last summer and it looks as though they are set to repeat their journey a year on. As for their competition, AC Milan might not be the same European heavyweights that they once were but they will still pose a threat to Spurs, and give them a good battle ahead of next season. The clash will also be likely to attract a healthy crowd, and continue to boost Tottenham’s exposure on the world stage, which will only continue with their new stadium hosting NFL games for the foreseeable future.

In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major boost in their hopes of keeping a key man this summer.

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