By Derek Smithson
Tottenham have had a bid rejected by Italian side AC Milan for attacker Suso, according to a report.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claim that the Serie A side have turned down an opening offer of £19.4million for the winger.
It is understood that the 23-year-old has no plans to leave the San Siro in the immediate future after enjoying some strong form last season.
However, the report details that Milan could be tested to cash in on the Spaniard for a fee of around £22million.
Roma are believed to be interested in signing Suso, but are also chasing a deal for Leicester talisman Riyad Mahrez.
Suso previously spent three years in English football with Liverpool between 2012-15, but managed just 21 senior appearances during a difficult spell.
The wide man has enjoyed much great success since his move to Italy and was an important player for Milan last season.
The right winger made 37 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying 11 assists in return.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs pushed Chelsea so close for the Premier League title last season, but fell miserably short in European competitions perhaps due to a lack of squad depth. A potential arrival of Suso would surely be a positive one and help give their squad a lift. They have a trusted four of Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Dele Alli to be clinical in the final third, but back-up options Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko fall way short of the standards. Spurs should consider matching Milan’s £22million asking price for Suso as he could become a great player under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino. The 23-year-old has the best years ahead of him and his creativity would fit in brilliantly at the north London club. He may have struggled as a youngster at Liverpool, but he has begun filling out and showing his class in Serie A.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are set to splash the cash to secure a deal for a 27-year-old midfielder.