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£20m star’s wife follows Conte on Instagram ahead of potential Tottenham move

The wife of Atalanta and Serie A star Ruslan Malinovskyi has started following Antonio Conte on Instagram amid reports suggesting a move to Premier League…

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The wife of Atalanta and Serie A star Ruslan Malinovskyi has started following Antonio Conte on Instagram amid reports suggesting a move to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur is on the cards, via Sport Ukraine. 

Now, you might roll your eyes but hear us out. 

It certainly doesn’t feel coincidental; Malinovskyi’s partner clicking the follow button on Antonio Conte’s IG profile shortly after reports emerged in Italy suggesting that the Ukraine international could be on his way to North London. This would not be the first time a player’s social media activity – or, in this case, his wife’s – have offered a timely peak behind the curtain as transfer talks progress.

It was TuttoAtalanta, on Tuesday evening, who said that Spurs had overtaken Nottingham Forest in the race to sign Malinovskyi before September’s transfer deadline. 

Tottenham Hotspur or Nottingham Forest for Ruslan Malinovksyi?

The former Genk player was recently the subject of a £12 million bid from Forest (TMW). He reportedly has reservations about joining former La Dea team-mate Remo Freuler at the City Ground, however, having received approaches from more ‘ambitious’ Premier League clubs. 

Tottenham certainly fits the bill there.  

“As far as I know, the option with Nottingham Forest is not (being) considered,” explains Ukrainian reporter Viktro Vatsko. “Because he has specific offers from Premier League clubs. (Clubs) who have a much higher level of ambition compared to the EPL rookie.   

“In addition to the English Premier League, there are also options from good clubs from France’s Ligue 1. That’s why Ruslan is currently in the negotiation process. The transfer process is ongoing.” 

Interestingly, Atalanta are now pushing for Spurs’ out-of-favour left-back Sergio Reguilon. The one-time Real Madrid youngster is not part of Conte’s plans in the English capital; Though TuttoAtalanta insist that a potential deal for Reguilon is not tied to that of Malinovskyi. 

The Spaniard’s wage demands, meanwhile, are likely to be problematic as far as Atalanta are concerned. 

Malinovskyi, a talented, left-footed playmaker famous for his fearsome shot from long range, has hit double figures in three of the last four seasons. He scored 10 in 2021/22.

It is not certain how much Atalanta want at this stage. Malinovskyi could cost around £20 million.

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