Since the football media tends to go with the flow and feed any transfer rumours they see, we like it when we find reports denying some stories.
This is the case of Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo today, claiming that Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in signing the former Barcelona, Juventus and PSG right-back Daniel Alves.
They claim that according to sources close to Mauricio Pochettino, there are no plans to enter a negotiation for the Brazilian star. The 36-year-old’s ‘pretensions’ are something that stop the deal from even entering the initial stages.
Mundo Deportivo claims that after selling Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, Spurs are indeed looking to send Serge Aurier and Danny Rose somewhere else, but it doesn’t mean Alves is a replacement for any of them.
The rumours linking Alves to Tottenham started in Brazil, with the local media saying Spurs would be along with Arsenal and Manchester City in the race for the right-back.