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16th Aug, 2017 | 3:01pm

Tottenham give emphatic response to jaw-dropping Wednesday bid from PL giants - report

By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham have emphatically turned down a jaw-dropping £70million bid placed by Chelsea for start Danny Rose, according to a report.

Independent Spurs fan site Harry Hotspur has claimed that the Blues placed a mega-bid for the 27-year-old on Wednesday morning, just days before the two London clubs meet in the league.

However, the north London club are also keen to avoid losing another of their key players after seeing Kyle Walker depart for Manchester City earlier in the summer and it is explained in the report that Daniel Levy gave a swift “no dice” response.

The claims from Harry Hotspur follow a report from the Sun that Chelsea would look to make a £50million bid immediately after their Sunday clash for Rose as they look to beat the clock before the window slams shut.

However, it now looks as though the Blues are pushing forward at a quicker pace with strong links also emerging for Southampton duo Virgil van Dijk and Cedric Soares in recent days.

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Football Insider verdict:

Rose would be a huge loss for Tottenham and to sell to a direct league rival like Chelsea would be madness for the club whatever the price. Spurs are currently facing a problem of keeping hold a number of their key players due to rivals being able to offer a lot more in wages. This is now down to the north London club to make sure they bring their wage bill up alongside others and then they will be able to move into their new stadium with a top team and the likes of Rose, Harry Kane and Dele Alli all still within the squad.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs remain keen on signing this Bundesliga goal machine despite missing out in 2015.

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