Tottenham are confident of beating Everton to the signature of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to the Guardian.
The 24-year-old has just one year left on his Saints contract and has already expressed his desire to challenge for major titles and play in the Champions League in the near future.
Reports from the Telegraph earlier this week suggested that the Toffee’s had a £25m bid accepted for Hojbjerg, although the Liverpool Echo quickly denied those rumours and revealed that the Merseyside outfit are yet to table a bid for the ex Bayern Munich man.
Prior to the restart of the Premier League last month, Hojbjerg was stripped of the captaincy and has started just once for Southampton in their previous six matches.
Despite Everton’s interest, Spurs remain frontrunners to sign the Denmark international – especially with Jose Mourinho keen on signing a defensive midfielder after selling Victor Wanyama in January and then moving Eric Dier back into the defence before lockdown – and are confident of getting a deal over the line.
Kyle Walker-Peters, whose on loan with the Saints, has been linked with a permanent move to St Mary’s after an impressive spell on the South Coast since joining in January, although it appears that the right-back might be signed in a separate transfer and not in a part-exchange deal for Spurs to bring Hojbjerg to north London.