Juventus are interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele in January, according to reports in Italy, but the Belgian is said to remain keen on a move to the Chinese Super League.
Dembele’s contract expires at the end of the current season. He was heavily linked with Inter Milan and a host of Chinese clubs over the summer but a transfer failed to materialise.
He is still being used regularly by Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, but the 31-year-old is now set to be sidelined until the New Year after damaging ankle ligaments against Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.
Regardless of his injury, Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claims Juventus are considering a move for Dembele in the January transfer window to provide cover and competition for Sami Khedira and Emre Can, who both recently picked up injuries themselves.
However, the report also suggests Dembele is still eager to move to the Chinese Super League.
Whether Tottenham can afford to allow Dembele to leave midway through the season will become clear over the next couple of months. Harry Winks is likely to play a lot of football and may need support from Dembele when he returns from injury in January.