According to Corriere della Sera, Weston McKennie is set to turn down Bournemouth’s approach, with the midfielder waiting for the likes of Tottenham to make an offer.
McKennie has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs over recent months, with multiple publications backing the Lilywhites to explore a move for the Juventus man in January (La Repubblica and Ben Jacobs).
CalcioMercato reported a couple of days ago that Juve are willing to cash in on the USA international this month, with the Bianconeri allegedly valuing the player at around €35m-€40m (£30.9m-£35.3m).
The publication revealed that Bournemouth were at the front of the queue for the 24-year-old’s signature and were set to launch an offer for the player over the coming days.
Corriere della Sera have now backed up Bournemouth’s interest in McKennie, stating that the Cherries are prepared to pay €40m (£35.3m) for the Juve star.
However, it is explained that the former Schalke star is leaning towards rejecting the approach and is waiting for ‘one of the big players’ to make an offer. Spurs, Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea are named as the three clubs who have conducted ‘initial polls’ for McKennie.
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While Paratici seems to be a fan of McKennie, it remains to be seen if Tottenham will pay anywhere near Juventus’ reported valuation of £35m for the midfielder. Conte would probably feel that money would be better spent strengthening at right wing-back and upfront.
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