Report: Spurs snub Juventus approach

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According to a report by The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur have turned down an approach from Juventus for Tanguy Ndombele which would have seen Aaron Ramsey join the North Londoners in a straight swap.

There has been plenty of speculation on Ndombele’s future over the last couple of weeks (L’Equipe) but recent reports indicate that the midfielder is likely to stay put at Spurs beyond the summer (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness).

The Frenchman came on as a late second-half substitute in Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Thursday, in what was his first appearance since the restart.

Previous reports indicated that Juve had offered Spurs the chance to sign Ramsey this summer on the back of the disappointing first season which the former Arsenal man has had in Turin (The Sun).

The Telegraph now claim that the Italian giants have set their sights on Ndombele after completing the deal for Arthur Melo from Barcelona.

Maurizi Sarri’s side are reportedly keen to get Ramsey’s £400,000 a week salary off their wage bill and have offered the Welsh international to Tottenham in exchange for the Lilywhites’ club-record signing.

However, it is suggested that the reigning Serie A champions were informed that the former Lyon man is not for sale and is still in Jose Mourinho’s plans.

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if Tottenham were willing to cash in on Ndombele, a straight swap for Ramsey would not be a great deal for us. Whether the Frenchman is sold or not depends on how he plays until the end of the season.

I thought he was fairly ineffective after coming on against Sheffield United. He will get more opportunities in our final six games of the season and it is up to him to take them.

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