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Stoke City are interested in hijacking West Bromwich Albion’s move for Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, according to Sky Sports.

Spurs completed a deal for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez last week. As a result, Wimmer has fallen even further down the pecking order in Tottenham’s defence.

After giving up his summer-long chase of Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson, West Brom manager Tony Pulis has apparently set his sights on Wimmer.

Reports last week suggested negotiations are underway between Spurs and West Brom. The initial fee for the Austrian is thought to be around £15m, but instalments could take that figure up to £20m.

But Sky are now reporting that Stoke are keen on making a move for Wimmer. West Brom remain favourites to sign the 24-year-old.

Wimmer joined Tottenham from Koln for £4.3m in the summer of 2015. The club looks set to make quite the profit on a player who barely featured in the first team last season.

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