This week’s edition of SportBild had a feature on Hertha Berlin’s transfer business in the January market.

The club had an impressive window, managing to bring in Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan. Having dropped down the pecking order, especially after the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the San Siro, the striker was allowed to leave.

Tottenham and several other Premier League clubs were linked with the player, with it being repeatedly claimed in Italy that Spurs had made a loan offer, as Jose Mourinho looked for a deputy to Harry Kane.

SportBild claimed that one of the reasons Piatek turned down a move to Tottenham was his wife wanting to be closer to home, something being in Berlin provides.

As we pointed out at the time, it seemed an unlikely reason, with it being made clear in Italy that Mourinho faced rejection because Milan wanted a permanent move rather than a loan.

Now Paulina Procyk has hit back, and rubbished the claims made in Germany. Taking to Instagram, and quoted by SportMediaSet, she said: “My husband takes my opinion into consideration but I never chose a team for him over any other. Any club where he can grow as a player will always meet my liking. The last decision is always up to him and his agent.”

That’s SportBild told.