No release clause in contract of reported Tottenham target

Amadou Diawara’s agent has denied his client has a release clause in his contract and rebuffed talk of a summer move to Tottenham.

The Napoli midfielder was the subject of interest from Premier League clubs in the winter transfer window, according to the very man who has now denied there is interest in the 20-year-old.

As quoted by Tuttomercatoweb in February, Daniele Piraino said: “There are some Premier League clubs interested, but it’s premature to talk about this.”

Now though, Diawara’s agent has poured cold water on the talk.

“Tottenham on Diawara? These voices at this time are having a destabilising effect on Amadou so close to the end of the championship. I don’t know who is starting these rumours but the timing could not be worse,” he told Radio Crc.

Asked about a possible buy-out clause in Diawara’s current deal, Piraino replied: “It does not exist, not for Italy or abroad. There has been no contact with Tottenham or with any other clubs in Europe. He has three years of his current remaining and he is very happy in Naples.

“He loves the city and the fans and hopes he can help them win the Scudetto at the end of the season.”

In January, Calcio Napoli 24, claimed Tottenham were preparing to offer €38million for the Guinea-born player.

The defensive midfielder made 28 appearances for Napoli last season after arriving in the summer of 2016 for £13million from Bologna.

Diawara has continued to impress sporadically in Serie A this season and scored against Man City in the Champions League.


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