Funny old game. JuveFC.com believes that even though Juventus finds Merih Demiral a player that they could well be comfortable selling, the Old Lady is rightly playing hardball, who in these tough times is giving anything anyway?
So if Atalanta is seeking to replace Cristian Romero, then Demiral would indeed make sense. That said, there is a further complication, in the form of Borussia Dortmund, whom Calciomercato understands is also keen to land the talented Turk.
Further confusion could be provided by Spurs being unwilling to thrash out an agreeable payment schedule for Romero himself.
With multiple interested parties now involved, the onus is upon the buying clubs to get the deal done. If Tottenham is also acting tough, then it looks unlikely that Spurs’ desire to fill Toby Alderweireld’s spot may prove more complicated than was initially apparent.
With just a fortnight to the start of the Premier League, Tottenham is again taking their time to effect any significant change.