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5th Jul, 2016 | 1:41pm

Juventus slap £16m pricetag on playmaker after Tottenham approach - report

By Alex Taylor

Juventus have stated they want £16million for Tottenham target Roberto Pereyra, according to reports.

HITC Sport citing Tuttosport claim that the Italian giants would be willing to let the 25-year-old leave this summer, but only if their valuation of the player is met.

The report says that Watford are currently the favourites to secure the player but Tottenham are next in line to land the midfielders signature.

The move would lighten the load on Golden Boot winner Harry Kane who scored 25 goals in the Premier League this season.

Spurs fans will be hoping Mauricio Pochettino can complete the signing having already missed out on Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea this summer.

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Pereyra originally joined on loan from Udinese in 2014 before Juventus opted to activate the option to buy him permanently at the end of his stay for £10million.

The striker was limited to just 16 appearances in all competitions this season due to injury and poor form and is contracted to Juventus until 2020.

Although it is believed that Pereyra is happy at the club and would resist any move from Juventus to usher him out the door.

The former River Plate star missed out on a spot in Argentina’s Copa America squad after initially making the preliminary squad and is currently on holiday.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs are preparing to table a £38million club-record bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi this week.