It's said Brozovic "wants to leave," but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is "very cautious about his wallet" and may not be willing to meet his clause.
Brozovic was handed a starting berth for Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia alongside Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in midfield, and he helped the side make a historic run to the final.
As former footballer Stu Holden and sports journalist Patrick Boyland noted, Brozovic earned his place alongside his more illustrious counterparts:
He showcased the kind of all-action performances he can produce while in Russia:
The 25-year-old joined Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 and has established himself as a key player in the side.
Last season, he contributed four goals and nine assists from midfield.
Eurosport's Siavoush Fallahi praised him for reaching new heights:
Brozovic is sometimes used in an advanced position, but he particularly excels in a deeper holding role, where he makes use of his ball-winning skills, work rate and excellent distribution.
Spurs are yet to make any signings this summer, and while they still have a squad capable of finishing in the Premier League's top four, it will be difficult for them to continue punching above their weight without some investment.
Brozovic would be a strong capture who could improve their quality and depth in midfield, so he is worth revisiting if Spurs are prepared to meet his release clause.