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Report: Tottenham return to talks for £49k-a-week midfielder, leading race ahead of Villa and Everton

CalcioMercato say Tottenham have returned to the table to sign Weston McKennie in the ‘last few hours’, after selling Moussa Sissoko to Watford.

McKennie, 22, is in demand in the Premier League after a brilliant first season with Juventus. But it is clear that a move to England is tempting.

The USA international played 46 times for Juve last season, but after Max Allegri replaced Andrea Pirlo – he could be more of a fringe player.

Juventus need cash, and McKennie could be sold. Reports last week said West Ham, Villa and Everton had tabled bids for £26million-rated ace.

But the new report claims Tottenham are now back in the mix for the ex-Schalke midfielder. They want to replace Moussa Sissoko.

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Tottenham back in for McKennie: Spurs must make it count

While they have brought in Pape Sarr from Metz, the teenage ace will remain at the French club on loan. So, a midfielder is needed.

That is, despite reports stating that Tanguy Ndombele will remain. England star Harry Winks could also depart before the end of the deadline.

Spurs need a player that can rival Oliver Skipp for a place in Tottenham’s engine room and £49k-a-week (AS) McKennie is perfect for that role.

He would also offer cover at right-back. The reports are encouraging, stating Spurs are back in and in talks – leading Everton and Villa.

Villa have the finances but the report suggests Spurs are favourable, while Everton are not as interested. He has a contract until 2025.

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