Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is continuing to be linked with a move to Italy.
The Belgium international’s contract at the north London club runs out at the end of next season, and the player’s agent has made it clear there’s no rush to sign a new one.
On June 12th, we carried a report discussing Juventus’ interest in Dembele. The Turin club had approached the former Fulham star’s agent to talk about the transfer, but Tottenham’s €25m (according to the report) asking price was deemed too high by the Old Lady.
Dembele will turn 31 in July and a report on June 13th suggested the player fears that his body will not be able to take one more season in the Premier League. Het Laatste Nieuws carries pictures from Sky Italia of the midfielder’s agents Tom De Mul and Yaya Sharifi at Inter’s headquarters in Milan.
The Belgian publication relays what was mentioned in Wednesday’s report regarding his concerns of playing in England’s top flight club competition for one more season.
If a move to Italy doesn’t materialise, Dembele could consider making a switch to China. HLN claims the player remains hopeful a club from the Far East will make a bid to secure his services.
RMC reported on Wednesday that Tottenham have agreed a £30m fee with an unnamed Chinese club, but the Dembele camp want to see what other offers come in.
Either Dembele’s agents are being outrageously brazen in their pursuit of Italian offers, or Tottenham have given the player permission to find a new club.