Sky Sports: Director talks this week to buy out Pochettino from contract, Tottenham fans will be worried sick
By Harry Sykes
Inter Milan will make a concerted bid this week to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the Euro giants are set to fly to London this week to hold talks about prising Pochettino from Spurs.
It is said that Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio will be in the UK to propose a deal in which the Argentine would replace Stefano Pioli as manager.
Pioli was sacked by the club after just six months in charge of the club, and Pochettino has emerged as a potential successor.
Sky Sports Italy report that the Serie A club can buy Pochettino out from his contract by paying the Premier League club a compensation fee of £4.2million.
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Inter are willing to offer the 45-year-old a deal worth roughly £8.5million to become their new manager, roughly double his current salary.
Pochettino signed a five-year contract with Spurs last May that runs until the summer of 2021.
The Argentine has worked wonders at Tottenham following his arrival at the club in 2014 and is an immensely popular figure among supporters.
They will be worried sick at the possibility of Inter buying out his contract for a relatively meagre compensation sum.
Pochettino guided Spurs to a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday that ensures they will end the Premier League season in second place, their highest finish in the era of the competition.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.