Report: Levy would demand player-type transfer fee for Pochettino

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While Tottenham Hotspur continue to enjoy their best ever start to a Premier League campaign, the press are instead intent on trying to speculate that Mauricio Pochettino could be on his way to Manchester United.

The floodgates opened after United parted company with Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after no progress with results or style despite spending nearly £400m on 11 players.

Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season.

The Times are reporting that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would make things as difficult as possible if United came knocking for the services of Pochettino.

 

Levy has a history of strained transfer dealings with the former Premier League champions having lost Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick to United.

The Times claim that Levy will look to follow any potential negotiation over an amount for Pochettino in the same manner as to what he would for a player, as he views players who are typically sold cost more than the value of their contract.

Pochettino signed a new-five year contract at Tottenham during the summer, along with his backroom staff.

The report suggests that United were considering a fee of £40million to bring Pochettino north, but instead Levy is said to demand a far greater amount if his manager and backroom staff would be given the green light to depart.

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