Report: Tottenham fail with opening offer to sign Serie A winger

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Fabio Paratici
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CalcioMercato have now reported that Tottenham Hotspur have failed with their opening offer to sign Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski.

Kulusevski, who has fallen down the pecking order at Juventus this season, has been heavily linked, with a move to Spurs over recent weeks.

It was previously alleged that Juve were open to cashing in on the 21-year-old in January, with Spurs thought to be competing with their North London rivals Arsenal for the Sweden international’s signature.

CalcioMercato have now revealed that Spurs and Juve have been in contact for ‘weeks’ regarding a potential deal for Kulusevski.

The report alleges that the Swede is ‘much appreciated’ by Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici, who was instrumental in bringing the player to Turin.

Spurs are said to have offered Juve the chance to swap Kulusevski for Giovani Lo Celso. However, it is revealed the Old Lady turned down the offer and made it clear that they would only let the former Atalanta man leave for a straight cash deal of €35m (£29.1m).

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I was initially sceptical of whether a player of Kulusevski’s profile would be near the top of Conte’s and Paratici’s wishlist in January. However, now that it appears Steven Bergwijn could leave, I would not be surprised if Spurs did push ahead with their pursuit of the Juve man.

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