Pau Torres rejects Tottenham; wants Champions League football
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Turns out not playing in the top European competition this coming season is affecting Tottenham when it comes to attracting players into the squad. 

Following a rejection by Sevilla's defender, Jules Kounde this summer because of wanting to play Champions league football, another La Liga player has done the same to Spurs. 

Pau Torres

Spanish centre-back Pau Torres has rejected Tottenham Hotspur, according to SIC Notícias.

The current UEFA Europa League champions, Villarreal accepted an offer of €45m + €5m in bonuses but the defender did not want to leave.

Torres, who played for Spain in the Euros this summer, wants to play UEFA Champions League football next season.

Spurs manager, Nuno Espírito Santo revealed he is not worried about convincing players to play for Tottenham, as it is a big Club in his eyes. 

"I don't have any concerns about trying to convince players to play for Tottenham," the Portuguese manager said. "It's such a huge club, it's such a fantastic club. We should be proud of being here." 

Signings

The Athletic UK's Jack Pitt-Brooke also reported Tottenham Hotspur are still planning to make two more signings before the summer transfer window ends.

One being an attacker, with Inter's Lautaro Martínez still topping the shortlist and Spurs willing to spend big on that position, and a defender, right back or centre-back. 

Martínez  is tempted by the idea of joining Tottenham this summer due to the increase in wages he would receive at Spurs compared to his current contract at Inter Milan. 

Since the Torres deal didn't go through, Tottenham are now reportedly in talks for Fiorentina's defender Nikola Milenkovic, after his proposed move to West Ham broke down.

During the current transfer window Tottenham have made three signings, including Serie A's defender of the year last season Cristian Romero, Spanish Olympic medalist Bryan Gil and Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

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