Tottenham have reportedly stood their ground when it comes to Giovani Lo Celso, despite Juventus making a play to sign the midfielder this summer.
According to Calciomercato, the Italian champions have made an approach for the Spur star. However, it has been flatly rejected by Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho, who views the Argentinian as one of his key players.
The bid will have come as a surprise to Spurs, given they only completed the full-time signing of the midfielder in January of this year.
Lo Celso finished the season strongly for Jose Mourinho’s men, putting in a number of fine displays and making a place in the centre of the park his own in north London.
But it seems that form caught the attention of Juventus, who are in the market for new players following the appointment of Andrea Pirlo.
The former Betis star has 21 caps for his country and will be hoping to add more to that with a series of fine displays for Spurs over the course of the 2020/21 campaign.
He reportedly earns £70k-a-week at Spurs, putting him in the higher end of earners at the club but some way behind Harry Kane on £200k.
Spurs do right, this is a bit cheeky from Juventus – TBR View
This smarts of another club simply trying to unsettle a player and Spurs have done exactly the right thing in flatly rejecting any approach.
Lo Celso looked excellent in the latter part of the season especially and should be going into the new campaign full of confidence. Jose Mourinho appears to like him, too, picking him in the starting XI on a regular basis and seemingly getting the best out of him.
All in all, Spurs have done the business here and will hopefully be able to move away from any further talks.