Report: Club refused to open negotiations with Spurs for Brazilian 

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According to a report from Globo Esporte, Tottenham have been knocked back in their attempt to snap up Gremio full-back Vanderson.

Tottenham are reportedly in the market for a new right-back before the transfer window shuts, with Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu continuing to be heavily linked with a move to the club.

Globo Esporte have suggested that Vanderson, who has won many admirers since making his Brasileiro Serie A debut for Gremio last year, is another name on Fabio Paratici’s radar. 

The report reveals that Spurs ‘sought information’ about the signing but Gremio refused to even open negotiations with the Lilywhites, forcing the club to looks elsewhere. 

It is stated that Tottenham face plenty of competition for the young right-back, with an unnamed ‘smaller side’ from England having had a bid of around €12m (£10.2m) turned down for the player.

Additionally, it is alleged that AC Milan and Spartak Moscow are monitoring the 20-year-old while Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal, also previously showed interest in the defender.

The report adds that Vanderson likes the idea of moving to the Premier League and while Gremio’s valuation is not mentioned, it is revealed the right-back has a release clause of €100m (£85.6m). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Even if there is truth to Tottenham’s alleged interest in Vanderson, the youngster will likely be viewed by Paratici as a signing for the future rather than as a player who would improve the starting eleven. So, I do not think this has any influence on the club’s pursuit of Tomiyasu.

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