Tottenham have not given up hope of signing Sporting Lisbon’s Adrien Silva despite seeing an initial bid rejected, reports A Bola.
The Portuguese publication suggest Spurs’ initial offer of €20million was turned down by the Primeira Liga club, who value him at closer to €35m.
Nevertheless, Daniel Levy will test their resolve with one more offer of €30m.
The Lilywhites’ interest in the central midfielder casts further doubt on the future of record signing Moussa Sissoko.
Mauricio Pochettino handed the Frenchman just eight league starts last season as the former Newcastle man failed to impress.
Silva, on the other hand, is Sporting’s captain and made an impact in the Champions League group stages.
The 28-year-old is a Portuguese international and scored the penalty that secured them third place in the Confederations Cup.
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Silva has spent his entire career in Lisbon, but Pochettino is a long-term admirer. Only last summer, Spurs were believed to be battling Everton and AC Milan for his signature.