Juventus and Inter Milan are considering January swoops for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy.
Dembele is out of contract at the end of the season and was heavily linked with potential moves to Serie A and the Chinese Super League over the summer.
The Belgian ended up staying with Spurs but an ankle injury means he will be sidelined until the new year when the transfer window re-opens.
And if reports are to be believed, Dembele may have played his last game for the club.
According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, Juventus and Inter Milan are both interested in signing Dembele in the January transfer window.
However, it is believed the 31-year-old’s suitors are currently put off by his huge wage demands, which is also probably the reason he hasn’t agreed a new deal with Tottenham.
The performances of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko has decreased the need for Spurs to enter the market for a new central midfielder in January, even if Dembele leaves.
However, with Victor Wanyama’s future also in doubt, Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to sign a long-term midfield option next summer.