According to a report from Sky Germany, Borussia Dortmund could be set to make an offer for Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral, who is also rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar.
Demiral has struggled for regular game time since moving to Juventus in 2019 and it was previously reported that both Tottenham and Everton were eyeing a move for the Turkish international this summer.
Spurs were alleged to be in talks with the player’s representatives last month, with some sources from Italy suggesting that Fabio Paratici might hand the North Londoners an advantage over the Toffees in the race for the centre-back.
However, speculation linking Spurs with a move for the Juve man has died down over recent weeks, with Paratici now thought to be in advanced negotiations for Atalanta’s Cristian Romero.
If Tottenham do reignite their interest in Demiral, they might have to contend with competition from Dortmund if Sky Germany’s latest report is to be believed.
It is explained that Marco Rose has identified the 23-year-old as the man to bolster his central defensive options.
The report alleges that a concrete offer could arrive from the Bundesliga club for the centre-back ‘over the next few days’.
However, Juventus’ asking price of €30-€40m (£25.5-£34m) for Demiral is thought to be a sticking point for Dortmund.
Spurs Web Opinion
I would not be surprised to see Paratici reignite his pursuit of Demiral if the Italian is not able to get the Romero deal over the line. The 47-year-old brought the Turk to Juventus in 2019 and would certainly know all about his potential.
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