Juventus need to convince themselves of a move for Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with the desire not yet there from the Italian club.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who provide the latest on the player as he continues to be linked with a move to Juventus.

The Serie A side are set to be in the hunt for a new midfielder in the coming months thanks to Paul Pogba’s impending ban following a failed drugs test.

The belief is that the Frenchman’s contract will be cancelled, meaning Juventus will have funds to head into the market to find a replacement for him.

Hojbjerg has been linked extensively over the last week or so, with reports flip flopping between Juventus being keen and then completely uninterested.

The reality appears to be that the Tottenham man is a player on their list, with most of the rumours seemingly coming from the Italian press and his entourage, who are also pushing for an exit.

Gazzetta pick up on that thread today and say the ‘most popular answer’ to the question of who replaces Pogba is Hojbjerg.

He’s not enjoying life at Tottenham at the minute as he’s not a regular under Ange Postecoglou, who has instead formed the centre of his midfield around Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr.

It’s left the player ‘dissatisfied’ and ‘pushing for a farewell’, with Juventus a more than welcome potential destination and his ‘intermediaries are already at work’.

The newspaper explain that Hojbjerg’s salary would not be a problem, especially in light of the savings from Pogba, but the problems lie with Tottenham.

They want €30m for the midfielder and for now are not open to a loan as they’re set to lose Sarr and Bissouma to the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Selling Hojbjerg therefore means a need to buy another midfielder, thus there is no desire to hand out discounts.

That’s seemingly caused Juventus to sit back and think, knowing that getting the midfielder from Tottenham would require a ‘significant financial effort’. That’s something they’re yet to convince themselves of, but it could change between now and January.

That won’t stop the rumours from building, though, with the Italian media and Hojbjerg’s agents seemingly working overtime to make it happen.