Towards the end of the summer window, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa wanting Juventus’ Weston McKennie was regularly discussed by the Italian sports media.

The deal didn’t take shape and the midfielder will continue at the Turin club for the first half of the season.

McKennie has been punished for violating Covid protocols while with the US national team, and the latest incident hasn’t pleased the Serie A side.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who add the 23-year-old’s future is ‘further and further away’ from the Old Lady.

Due to tactical and budgetary reasons, Juventus are ready to make the former Schalke man available in the market again when the window reopens in January.

Their director, Federico Cherubini, has the idea of collecting €30m for the player, who has a ‘lot of fans’ in the Premier League. That’s when Spurs and Dean Smith’s side are mentioned.

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It’s said Tottenham and Aston Villa ‘have been active for some time’ on McKennie’s case and the Premier League duo are ‘preparing a new mission’ to sign the American in the winter market.

In the event McKennie struggles to impress Massimiliano Allegri and Juve, the website states his ‘ending would be taken for granted’ in Turin.