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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly trying to negotiate a discount with Juventus if they were to buy Dejan Kulusevski. The Swedish international was snapped up in January 2022 on an 18-month loan deal worth €10 million with an option to buy, which would become an obligation if he qualified for the Champions League. Given that Spurs missed out, they are in a position to negotiate this €35 million purchase option.
According to Calciomercato.com, the plan is to discuss reducing fixed costs and translating them into performance-related bonuses instead. Juve are in a bind, as they will already be short around 150 million euros this summer because the players they have loaned out with an option to buy have not been recouped. So far, this includes Arthur Melo from Liverpool, Denis Zakara from Chelsea and Weston McKennie from relegated Leeds United. Kulusevski has contributed just two goals and eight assists in all competitions for Tottenham Hotspur this season.