Daniel Levy will not let Mauricio Pochettino join Manchester United this summer – even if Spurs receive an offer of £50million for their in-demand manager.
That’s according to this Sun report, which says Levy values Pochettino so highly he cannot risk losing him.
The Argentine manager has four years left to run on his current contract in north London and Levy reportedly expects that deal to be honoured.
It is claimed that United are willing to pay £34million, the value of Pochettino’s remaining contract, plus an extra £16million top of that in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford.
However, Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator and it is claimed he will attempt to convince Pochettino about the merits of staying at Spurs by promising him the final say on the club’s transfers.
Meanwhile, AC Milan have revived their interest in United’s 31-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to reports in Belgium.
It is claimed by Het Nieuwsblad that Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December hurt the midfielder and a January transfer is a possibility.
Milan were interested in signing Fellaini on a free transfer last summer but he signed a two-year contract extension at the 11th hour to remain at United.
Porto and Guangzhou Evergrande are also said to be keen on signing the 31-year-old.