Tottenham Hotspur are NOT prioritising a move for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur.
Tielemans has been linked with Spurs and Manchester United after impressing during a loan spell with Leicester City last season.
The Belgium international scored three goals and provided five assists in 13 Premier League appearances for Leicester, who he joined in the January transfer window.
He is now back at Monaco and recently admitted he is flattered by reported interest from Tottenham and United.
However, Terreur – usually reliable when it comes to Belgian players – claims Spurs have other priorities in the current transfer market, likely referring to the club’s pursuits of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
Meanwhile, United are said to have contacted Monaco over Tielemans, while it is believed Leicester are still hopeful of striking a deal for the 22-year-old.
Man United have been in touch over Youri Tielemans again. Leicester are hoping to get a deal done, but Solskjaer likes the Belgian international. United are keeping close attention – talks with his agents. Tielemans wont return to Monaco. Spurs have other priorities. #mufc #lcfc pic.twitter.com/t2m0w5fXLN
— Kristof Terreur ?? (@HLNinEngeland) June 15, 2019
It seems Tottenham are targeting a more defensive midfielder than Tielemans, which explains their interest in Ndombele.
Adding both Ndombele and Tielemans would improve the squad exponentially, but right now it looks like the latter is more likely to join United.