Posted On Thursday, 18th April 2013
Portuguese giants Porto are desperate to renew the contract of Christian Atsu after the Ghanaian rejected a fresh offer from the club.
The 23-year-old, who is on an average salary at the Portuguese club, was angling for a better deal since becoming a key player for the club this season.
But the offer proposed by Porto is reported to be too low for the Ghana international to accept with several clubs seeking his signature.
Atsu’s representatives rejected terms on a new deal earlier in the season.
They have done so again with Porto keen to increase his buyout clause to £30million to ward off rivals.
With just a year left on his contract by the summer, Porto are desperate to sort out his future before the season ends next month.
As Atsu is refusing to sign a new deal, Porto have resigned themselves to trying to recoup a fee for Atsu this summer.
They are fearful of seeing the wideman run down his contract and leave for a minimal fee after next year’s World Cup.
Atsu, a Ghanian international with 13 caps, has gone on to establish himself as one of the brightest talents in Portuguese football.
Tottenham were keen to sign the Ghanaian last summer but Porto wanted around £12million for the player.
Sunderland and Everton are said to be interested in the Ghanaian player.