Tottenham appear to have made an offer of around €15m (£13.2m) for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.
The Lowdown: Long-term interest
Spurs have been admirers of Kessie for a number of years now, with the club first making an approach way back in 2019 when he was with AC Milan.
The 26-year-old left the San Siro for Barcelona over the summer and has gone on to make just seven La Liga appearances during the current campaign.
Spurs have continued to be linked with the central midfielder, with recent reports suggesting they are in pole position, and it seems as if a bid has been made by Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici.
The Latest: Offer tabled
He claimed that the Catalan side are handling an offer of just over €15m from Spurs for the Ivorian but didn’t mention whether it was likely to be accepted or rejected.
The Verdict: Tricky…
However, Barca boss Xavi Hernandez is thought to be a fan of the player, so a transfer could prove tricky.
It wouldn’t come as a shock if the club’s opening offer was initially turned down, especially as he currently holds a €35m Transfermarkt valuation and has only just made the move to Spain, so it would be interesting to see if the north London side would be open to increasing their offer.