Tottenham make an improved offer of £25million for Juventus star Rodrigo Bentancur after seeing loan bid rejected… with Antonio Conte’s men bidding £3million higher than Aston Villa as the Italian looks for midfield reinforcements
- Tottenham have made an offer of £25million for Juventus’ Rodrigo Bentancur
- Antonio Conte’s side previously had a loan offer for Bentancur turned down
- Tottenham’s offer for the Uruguay international is higher than Aston Villa’s bid
Tottenham are attempting to hijack Aston Villa’s bid for Juventus player Rodrigo Bentancur.
After being rebuffed 24 hours earlier in an attempt to take the Uruguay international on loan, Tottenham returned with a £25million offer, £3m more than Villa’s last bid which was rejected.
Juventus want the cash so that they can push through a move for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria and are keen to reach a swift agreement.
Tottenham have made an improved offer of £25m for Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur
Antonio Conte is eager to strengthen his Tottenham squad and rates Bentancur highly
Tottenham had hoped to clear Tanguy Ndombele off their wage bill but his move to PSG has stalled though Everton, Valencia and Bayer Leverkusen remain interested.
Talks are ongoing over a loan out for Giovani Lo Celso with Lyon having agreed terms and Villarreal making a late push while winger Bryan Gil is expected to join Valencia.
Discussions are continuing with Juventus too for Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski but that deal would be a loan with £832,000 fee plus option to buy at £25m.
Tottenham have also been considering a £32m Villa offer for Douglas Luiz but that would be shelved if they progress with Bentancur. Villa are reluctant to sell regardless.
Tottenham’s bid for Bentancur is £3m higher than that of Aston Villa, who are also tracking him