Sabah’s Fenerbahce journalist Volkan Demir has claimed on A Spor that Tottenham Hotspur made an offer for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi during the last window, which was rejected by the Turkish club.

Demir said the only official offer for the Kosovo international came from Tottenham, but Fenerbahce’s board decided to keep him because they were competing for the title at that time: “Tottenham came for Muriqi in January. They were serious about signing him and offered €20m. But Fenerbahce president Ali Koc swiftly rejected the offer because they were competing for the title at that time and he thought selling his star players would be suicidal. Looking at the situation now, I think he regrets this decision now.”

Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for the 26 year old in the past few months, along with Burnley and Leicester City. In recent weeks there have also been claims West Bromwich Albion could look to sign him if they get promotion to the Premier League.

Spurs links with the attacker are continuing, but Demir said it would be very tough for Fenerbahce to now get €20m for Muriqi, given the uncertainty around football clubs at the moment.

The former Caykur Rizespor striker has scored 15 goals for Fener in all competitions this season and is under contract with the club until June 2023.