One player we weren’t really expecting to see linked late on with a move to the Premier League this year was probably Weston McKennie.

After all, the American impressed during his loan spell from Schalke 04, which led Juventus to sign him permanently, but that was all under Andrea Pirlo.

It appears that since Max Allegri has come in, the player has been pushed a bit more to the side, opening a door for Premier League clubs, like West Ham and Tottenham, to start sniffing around.

Starting with the former of the two, Gazzetta dello Sport explain that ‘first West Ham came forward, but the player didn’t accept that solution and the negotiations suddenly ran aground’.

That, pretty much, makes it clear McKennie has snubbed a move to the Hammers, and the newspaper point out the same happened with Aston Villa, a destination the player ‘doesn’t like’.

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One club that does tickle his fancy, however, is Tottenham, where he is ‘sponsored by Fabio Paratici’, who is ‘the man who discovered him, and took him from Schalke last year’.

However, this is where Juventus ‘are braking’ because the ‘offer for a loan doesn’t balance the books’, and the players offered in exchange, meaning Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombélé, ‘have characteristics that don’t meet the technical liking of Allegri’.

Some who do, however, are Aurélien Tchouaméni at AS Monaco, or even Axel Witsel, who is currently at Borussia Dortmund.

That doesn’t really help Tottenham, though, and the only way Juventus can get the player they need is by selling McKennie.

Bayern Munich might have a better chance, as a swap deal between the American and Corentin Tolisso, a player Allegri wanted the last time he was manager in Turin, could be a stronger fit.

This all means that Paratici, if he really wants to sign McKennie, will just have to open the chequebook and use what’s left in Tottenham’s bank account.