Transfer news: Tottenham Hotspur turn down Napoli bid for Etienne Capoue - reports
Spurs want more for out of favour midfielder
Thursday 30 January 2014
Tottenham have turned down a bid for out of favour midfielder Etienne Capoue, according to reports.
It is understood that Rafael Benitez's Napoli bid £8.25m for the Frenchman but that the London club are holding out for more like £11.5m.
Capoue has found himself on the periphery of the first team under new boss Tim Sherwood and is understood to want a move away in order to help his chances of making France's World Cup squad.
Napoli were reportedly originally keen on a loan move for the midfielder, but it is thought that Tottenham would prefer a permanent deal.
Mino Raiola, the player's agent, is reportedly in London in order to negotiate with Tottenham.
Capoue has only been at White Hart Lane since arriving for a fee that could rise to £11m in the summer but has already found himself surplus to requirements under Sherwood who has favoured youngster Nabil Bentaleb.
Who might Tottenham sign this week?
Latest in Sport
Chelsea players allowed 20 minutes to celebrate, says Jose Mourinho after Capital One Cup victory
Diego Costa keeps coin thrown at him during Capital One Cup final
Liverpool vs Manchester City match report: Stunners from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson sink Manuel Pellegrini's side
Arsenal 2 Everton 0 player ratings: Who scored highest at the Emirates?
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut