Report: Juventus rekindle interest in Spurs-linked Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi

Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be closing in on Michy Batshuayi, however it appears they will face renewed competition from Italian champions Juventus.

Michy BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi is a wanted man

Juventus have re-entered the race for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.

The Old Lady are becoming increasingly concerned that may lose star striker Alvaro Morata, who is also subject to Premier League interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

With the Spaniard now in amongst the goals for Spain at the Euros, scoring twice against Turkey on Friday, that interest is expected to intensify and as such Juve are seeking out potential replacements.

Spain's Alvaro Morata has a shot saved by Czech Republic's Petr CechMorata's Euros form could see intensified interest in the Juventus striker

And moving quickly up Max Allegri’s wish list is Marseille’s Belgian forward Batshuayi, who has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs in recent weeks.

In fact, according to the Times, Spurs were confident they had done enough already to secure the Belgian, and that the deal would be completed after the European Championships.

Michy BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi rejected West Ham

West Ham United are also thought to have made an offer for the coveted striker, but their offer is thought to have been rebuffed.

Batshuayi scored 24 goals in all competitions for Marseille, despite their desperately poor campaign, one that saw the French giant slip down the Ligue 1 table, forcing them to fight for their survival in the division with five games to go.

And with Marseille desperately in need of raising funds by the end of the month, Michy Batshuayi is very much in the shop window this summer.

Michy BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi is currently with the Belgium squad for EURO 2016

Spurs will however be boosted by the fact that Juventus are thought to be unwilling to spend more than €25 million on Batshuayi (£19.6 million), whereas Spurs are believed to be content to spend upwards of €31 million (£25 million).

Batshuayi is currently with the Belgian squad for this summer’s European Championships, however he is yet to feature for the Red Devils.

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