Tottenham have seen an initial £45 million offer for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala turned down, according to reports in Italy.

Dybala is apparently courting serious interest from Spurs and is said to be considering his Juventus future. The Argentinian scored just five league goals last season after losing his place in the team to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite his lack of goals last term, Dybala is still very highly rated and has previously been linked with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. But it looks like Tottenham are the first club to test the waters with Juventus.

Italian outlet La Stampa, as relayed by Sky Sports, claims the Serie A champions have rejected a bid worth £45 million from Spurs. It is believed Juventus are looking for closer than £80 million although it remains unclear how serious they are about letting Dybala leave.

Regardless of Ronaldo’s impact since his arrival in Turin, he can’t go on forever and Dybala might still be seen as the future of Juventus. He is only 25 and could yet become the club’s talisman in the coming years.

As for Tottenham, the Londoners must decide just how serious they are about signing Dybala. It seems they will have to break their transfer record for the second time this summer if they are to get him.

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