Tottenham are locked in negotiations with Southampton over a deal for midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but face competition from Everton, according to the Guardian.

Spurs have been linked with Hojbjerg for some time, with Sky Sports first reporting the club’s interest back in January.

And it seems the Londoners are now finally ready to make their move. The Guardian believes Tottenham and Southampton are in talks over Hojbjerg, who was stripped of the Saints captaincy before the restart after he refused to commit his future to the south coast club.

The report claims Spurs are prepared to use Kyle Walker-Peters as a makeweight. The right-back is currently on loan at St Mary’s, and earlier this week we relayed a story from the Sun that suggested Southampton are keen on a £10 million deal.

That means Tottenham may be able to lower the cost of Hojbjerg. However, the Guardian goes on to say that Everton have entered the race for Hojbjerg, already lodging an initial £18 million bid for the Dane.

Meanwhile, the London Evening Standard seems to think Everton’s first offer could be as high as £25 million. Spurs will surely hope to sign him for significantly less given he has just one year left on his contract.



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