Juventus turned down an offer from Barcelona for Spurs target Federico Bernardeschi in January, according to reports from Italy.
It was reported in January by Calciomercato that Spurs had sent scouts to Allianz Stadium in Turin to watch Juventus take on Parma in order to run the role over Bernardeschi.
The Italian international joined Juve in a £35 million deal in 2017 (BBC) but has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Turin.
The 25-year-old midfielder was said to be surplus to requirements at Juventus and it was suggested that Spurs were exploring the possibility of bringing him to North London, while Liverpool were also said to be keen.
A recent report from Calcio Mercato reveals that Barcelona saw a bid for the left-footer rejected before the transfer deadline. They also reveal that AC Milan are considering moving for the Juve star in the summer.
If Spurs do go back in for Bernarfeschi in the summer, they can likely to expect to face competition for his signature.
Spurs Web Opinion
I have been surprised by the amount of attacking midfielders we have been linked with in recent weeks. Addressing the team’s defensive problems and signing a striker to take some of the goalscoring burden off Harry Kane has to be our priority in the summer. We are fairly well-stocked in terms of midfielders and don’t really need any major additions unless we lose someone.
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