Tottenham transfer bid ‘knocked back’ amid rival interest and deal close

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on another defender.

Tottenham Hotspur have been very active in the summer transfer window so far and it appears they have set their sights on another Serie A starlet.

According to Tuttosport, the North London club have seen a transfer bid for Destiny Udogie rejected by Udinese.

The 19-year-old featured 35 times in the Serie A club’s defence last season, netting five goals and assisting another three.

The left-back’s brilliant form has attracted interest across Europe, with Tottenham and Juventus both seeing approaches turned down.

Udogie joined Udinese from Verona on loan with an obligation to buy last summer, however it looks like they could consider cashing in after an exceptional campaign for the youngster.

The defender reportedly has a market value of just shy of £15 million and is also contracted to Udinese until 2026, so the Italian side are in a very strong negotiating position if they decide to let him leave.

It is unclear where Udogie would prefer to go, with Juve arguably holding the advantage of allowing the teenager to remain in his home country - however, he could be tempted to play under Antonio Conte.

It also seems unlikely that Udogie would have much chance of first team football next season, given Spurs have already brought in Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan and look increasingly likely to snap up Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Tottenham look set to secure their third signing of the summer this week, with Yves Bissouma reportedly nearing a move to the English capital.