Tottenham failed to sign Napoli ace for £36 million this summer

Tottenham may have had the most quiet transfer window since the new system was introduced in 2003, after they failed to sign a single player in the last transfer window, but it appears the Lilywhites wanted a different story.

New revelations after the transfer window had slammed shut have revealed that the Lilywhites did make efforts to add to their team, but ultimately had to give up.

Stars like Jack Grealish and Tammy Abrahams were targeted by Mauricio Pochettino, but the Argentinean could not complete any of the deals before the end of the transfer window.

Fresh reports on Talk Sport claims that the former Espanyol manager also wanted to sign Napoli’s Amadou Diawara, but he was his effort to bring the Guinean midfielder to White Hart Lane turned down by the Italians.

According to the reports, Tottenham bided £36 million for his signature, but it was still not enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to allow him leave, after they had sold Jorginho to Chelsea.

Napoli would have allowed the 21 years old leave, but Ancelotti took stock of his squad and realized that he would need the midfielder at some point in the season, so he blocked the move.

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Updated: September 4, 2018 — 10:50 am
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