Spurs deny Palermo claim

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has claimed he has recieved an €35million bid for the duo.

“Tottenham have bid €35m, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave,” Zamparini told Sky Italia television.

“We will reinvest the money for these players. The midfield is my biggest concern, whereas in defence and attack we are fairly covered.”

A spokesman for Tottenham said: “Palermo’s claims are inaccurate. We have not bid for these players.”