After the end of the last season, Mousa Dembele’s agent revealed the midfielder had decided against signing a contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur, at that time, and he was attracting interest from several clubs.
The Belgium international, who is in his final year of his contract at the north London club, failed to get a move away from the Premier League club in the summer transfer window.
Calciomercato talks about Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli and the report claims the Nerazzurri had meetings the 31-year-old’s agent in London and Milan, but he turned down a move to the San Siro after failing to find a financial agreement, which was also reported by Het Nieuwsblad in August.
Juventus are looking at the possibility of agreeing a pre-contract with the player in January, but are aware of his high wage demands as the Spurs star is looking for the last big deal of his career.
Dembele has not closed the door on a transfer to China and is ready to accept the highest offer. If the potential suitors should sign the ex-Fulham man on a free transfer, they will have to pay an annual salary of €6m plus an additional fee of over €4m to his agent.
It’s claimed that based on the current situation, Dembele and his agent are keeping ‘all doors open’ and will continue to listen to offers. At the same time, signing an extension with Mauricio Pochettino’s side has not been ruled out as the player has not completely turned down Tottenham’s advances to renew the contract.
One thing is almost certain, Tottenham won’t be up for paying €4m commission and Dembele’s agent will find it hard to balance finance and sport ambitions for the player.