At the start of this week, il BiancoNero reported there has been a ‘disagreement’ between Tottenham Hotspur chief Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte on which player they need to sign from Juventus in the winter market.
Paratici has his eyes set on Dejan Kulusevski, while the former Chelsea manager ‘prefers’ Weston McKennie.
Fast forward to Saturday and Calciomercato now state Spurs ‘want’ the American. The two clubs ‘have been in contact for weeks’, and have discussed various profiles.
One of the names on the table is that of the former Schalke midfielder, who has been a regular for the Serie A side under the orders of Massimiliano Allegri.
The manager doesn’t want to ‘sacrifice’ the 23-year-old, but his future at the club ‘seems to be tied to an economic factor’. In other words, his situation at Juve could change if they were to receive an offer of around €30m.
Conte’s side offered Tanguy Ndombelé in exchange for McKennie. The Old Lady ‘said no to the exchange proposal’, mainly because the Frenchman earns €10m gross per year at the north London club. This is ‘too much’ for Juve, whose priority is to lower the wage bill.
To sum it up, Tottenham ‘want’ McKennie and have been in contact with Juventus for weeks. If they were to make an offer of around €30m, a deal could be concluded.