Spurs deny Palermo’s claims

Tottenham have moved quickly to deny claims made by Palermo that they have offered £28.5million to sign Simon Kjaer and Edinson Cavani from the Serie A outfit.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claimed Spurs had tabled the offer for Denmark centre-half Kjaer and Uruguay forward Cavani.

However, a Spurs spokesman said: "Palermo's claims are inaccurate. We have not bid for these players."

Zamparini had earlier been quoted by Sky Italia as saying:"Tottenham have bid 35 million euros, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave.

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

Kjaer's representative Mikkel Beck has also said:"The situation has not changed since the summer began. He has a contract with Palermo for another three years, but he has been put in contact with so many big clubs in the last year.

"It is great that there is interest from these clubs, but I am afraid that nothing concrete has come from any of the interest as of yet.

"At the moment we stay put, and Simon is very patient. He knows what he has at Palermo, they are a top Italian team and are playing in the European Cup next year, so he knows what he has.

"But on the other hand he has admitted that if any concrete offers come out of the current interest then he would seriously consider leaving Palermo this summer."

Twenty-one-year-old Kjaer is a rumoured target for several other clubs in England, as well as Bayern Munich and Juventus, while German club Wolfsburg had been linked with an interest in Cavani, 23.

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