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Keita Balde turns down Tottenham move

11:17 GMT+4 15/06/2017
Keita Balde Lazio
The Senegalese international does not seem to be keen on moving to North London

Senegalese attacker Keita Balde has reportedly turned down an offer to join Tottenham Hotspurs from Seria A side Lazio.

Italian website Il Messaggero reported that Spurs had their bid for Balde accepted by Lazio only for the player to turn down the chance to move to North London.

Mauricio Pochettino's men certainly need to enforce certain areas of their squad before their Uefa Champions League adventure next season and Balde would have added a lot of value given his prowess. The Senegalese international scored an impressive 16 goals and provided six assists in 34 matches for Lazio last season.

Spurs become the second English side to join the race to sign the highly talented 22-year-old after Liverpool. Juventus and AC Milan are also interested.

He is believed to be holding on for the preferred move to Juve instead.