The Daily Mail have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have been frustrated by their inability to sell some unwanted players despite receiving offers for them.
Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon have not been part of first-team training since returning for pre-season, with Spurs looking to move all four players on.
The Sun claimed on Wednesday that the North London club may have no choice but to loan all four players out.
This was subsequently followed by a report in The Evening Standard on Thursday asserting the Spurs hierarchy has accepted that the futures of the aforementioned players are unlikely to be resolved until the final week of the transfer window or even deadline day.
The Mail have now revealed that Antonio Conte’s men have received offers for the players deemed surplus to requirements.
However, it is explained that the club have not been able to complete those deals as the players in question have been ‘hesitant’ to commit to moves.
The delays have allegedly caused ‘irritation behind the scenes’ at Tottenham, with the club said to be prioritising outgoings to trim the squad.
The Mail add that Spurs are continuing to press those players for a decision but are being made to wait at the moment.
Since this report, Lo Celso has indeed committed to a move, with Football London reporting that the Argentine is on his way to join Villarreal on loan. Sky Sports have also claimed that Napoli and Spurs are in talks about Ndombele, with a deal said to be ‘progressing’.
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This is already a difficult seller’s market given the state of the post-covid football economy and Tottenham’s task will be made even harder if the likes of Ndombele, Winks and Reguilon are rejecting certain moves.
From the players’ perspective, one can understand why they would want to make a move that they deem to be the right fit, particularly with the World Cup coming up. Hopefully, their futures can be resolved within the next week or two.
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