Juventus have been credited with interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.
Juventus' Paul Pogba
Manchester United last night completed the £89 million world record transfer of Paul Pogba, a deal which could have a ripple effect across Europe.
Juventus are flush with cash to spend, and have been linked with a surprise raid on Tottenham Hotspur as they look to strengthen.
Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb in action with AC Milan's Nigel de Jong
While no official confirmation of interest from Juventus or Bentaleb's agent, this could play into master negotiator Daniel Levy's hands.
Levy has frustrated Spurs fans in terms of signing players in recent times, but if there is one area he has excelled in, it is selling players for maximum value.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy in the stands
He was behind selling Gareth Bale for a world record fee in 2013, and recently helped Spurs recoup £10 million on Paulinho, and this summer £8 million on Alex Pritchard, a player who has never started a Premier League game for the club.
Knowing full well that Juventus have money to spend, it would be no surprise to see Tottenham and Levy get maximum value from Bentaleb and sell him for upwards of £15 million.
Bentaleb is a player with real potential who had a disappointing campaign last season and has subsequently fallen out of favour with head coach Mauricio Pochettino, yet is a brighter talent than either Ryan Mason or Tom Carroll, who seem set to remain at the club.
Juventus have many options, and if Levy pushes too hard they will simply turn elsewhere, but with their money to burn, they may just be able to give Spurs a considerable cash boost if they pursue their accredited Bentaleb interest.
Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb