Rubin Kazan general director Rustem Saimanov has revealed that the Russian club did not receive an offer from Tottenham for winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia during the summer transfer window.
It proved to be a busy summer for Spurs with Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero, Pape Matar Sarr and Emerson Royal arriving through the door while the likes of Paulo Gazzaniga, Joe Hart, Danny Rose, Juan Foyth, Moussa Sissoko, Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier departed.
Fabio Paratici has admitted that the club went into the transfer window with the aim of future-proofing the squad and insisted that they are pleased with the moves they have made.
However, the North London club were said to be after one more winger in the latter stages of the transfer window, with a move for Adama Traore reportedly falling through on transfer deadline day.
Before the links to Traore emerged, Kvaratskhelia’s name was also thought to be on Paratici’s radar, with the 22-year-old’s agent confirming last month that the Lilywhites are interested in signing his client.
However, the highly-rated Georgian international, who is reported to be valued at €18m (£15.5m), remained at Kazan, and the Russian club’s director has now revealed that Tottenham did not formalise their interest in the youngster during the window.
Saimanov told RBC Sport: “Khvicha stays with Rubin for the time being. There was no offer from Tottenham.”
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Given we know that Paratici likes to negotiate for up to ten players for one position, I suspect Kvaratskhelia was likely just a backup option, with the likes of Damsgaard, Traore and Madueke potentially ranking much higher on Tottenham’s wishlist.
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