Report: Tottenham bid for Shakhtar's Marlos rejected after 12 goals, 14 assists

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Tottenham have reportedly failed in a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Marlos.

Marlos celebrates after scoring the first goal for Shakhtar DonetskMarlos celebrates after scoring for Shakhtar Donetsk

According to ESPN Brasil, Tottenham Hotspur have had a bid rejected for Shakhtar Donetsk star Marlos as they bid to boost their squad ahead of the Champions League.

Spurs are looking for new signings this summer as they bid to not only continue to challenge in the Premier League, but also compete with Europe's elite in the Champions League next season.

Sevilla's Daniel Carrico in action with Shakhtar Donetsk's MarlosSevilla's Daniel Carrico in action with Shakhtar Donetsk's Marlos

Fans may be keen to see another striker brought in to take some pressure off top goalscorer Harry Kane, but another winger should also be on Mauricio Pochettino's wish list.

Erik Lamela may have improved under Pochettino, but Son Heung-min had an up-and-down first season at the club, whilst Nacer Chadli could be sold according to The Times.

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Now, ESPN Brasil report that Spurs have made a €12.5m (£9.5m) bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Marlos - but their offer has been rejected by the Ukrainian side.

Marlos is the latest in a long line of Brazilian stars to impress for Shakhtar, following big names like Fernandinho, Alex Teixeira, Willian and Douglas Costa in recent years.

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With 12 goals and 14 assists this season, Marlos - a quick skilful playmaker who can play out on the right hand side and cut in on his left foot - was a key player for Shakhtar this season as they reached the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Spurs may return with another bid, but having failed with their opening offer for the Brazilian star, manager Pochettino may have other targets in mind at White Hart Lane.

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