‘Maybe yes, maybe no’ – Pochettino responds to Paulo Dybala question

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur had a wonderful deadline day at the end of this summer transfer window, bringing in two long-term targets to the club.

Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon were announced within half an hour of eachother and will make superb additions to Pochettino’s already strong squad.

However, the window could have escalated from good to great yesterday if another particular deal had gone through.

Spurs were said to be chasing an ambitious signing of Paulo Dybala from Juventus after they had a £64.4m bid accepted by the Italian giants (Sky Sports).

Unfortunately, it seems as if the player’s image rights situation proved too tricky for Spurs to get the deal over the line before the 5 pm deadline (Express).

While Pochettino usually shuts questions on rumours down completely, he left a little more wiggle room today in his press conference when he said ‘maybe yes, maybe no’ and admitted that Spurs were at least linked with Dybala.

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Poch said (Football London): “It is true that we were linked with a lot of players. Such a name like you are telling me now. These are rumours and you never know if they are true.

“I am now going to start my sixth season at Tottenham. And lots of players are linked with moving in and moving out. Of course, it is difficult for the fans to know, but I cannot speak about rumours and players at other clubs.

“I cannot talk about rumours. Maybe yes, maybe no. We sign I think very good talented young players like Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele. They are still young and can improve. They are not a final product and they need to prove they can be a top player at a club like Tottenham.

“They have the talent to improve. But of course, we will provide the platform for them to improve and be the players we expect they can be.”

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