Report: Tottenham reject initial bid for Christian Eriksen, Spurs offer alternative solution

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Tottenham have reportedly rejected a bid from Juventus for Christian Eriksen.

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an initial £13m bid from Serie A giants and Champions League finalists Juventus for playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen, 23, hit 12 goals for Spurs last season as he established himself not only as one of Tottenham's most important players, but also as one of the most dangerous playmakers in the Premier League.

The Danish international has now been at White Hart Lane for two years, and as one of the pillars of the team, Spurs will be looking to build around the former Ajax star.

However, those plans have been dealt a minor blow by Juventus pursuing the midfielder. The Champions League finalists are keen to add a new No. 10 to their side this summer, but the London Evening Standard reported on Monday that Spurs wanted £35m for their star man in a bid to ward off interest from Juve - though it was also noted that Juve could move for Eriksen's team-mate Erik Lamela instead.

Despite that huge valuation, The Sun believe that Juventus have lodged a £13m bid for Eriksen, which Spurs have unsurprisingly rejected considering that the offer is below even half of their asking price.

With Tottenham adamant that Eriksen is staying in North London, it's also reported by The Sun that Spurs have told Juventus they will listen to offers for Lamela in an alternative solution.

The Argentine, who starred in Serie A with Roma before joining Spurs, has struggled to adapt to life in England, and appears to be on offer to Juve if they are interested in trying to resurrect Lamela's reputation.

That may be a fallback option for Juventus, who could bid again for Eriksen after seeing their low first offer rejected - though given how stubborn chairman Daniel Levy can be, the Italian champions may well be wasting their time.

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