Tottenham are keeping tabs on Norwegian midfielder Mathias Normann, according to Goal.

Normann plays for Russian side Rostov, for whom he has scored one goal and provided three assists in 12 appearances across all competitions this season. He joined Rostov from Brighton after failing to make an impact in England.

But his performances in Russia have earned him a first international appearance and plenty of plaudits. And Goal claims Manchester United are considering a move for the 23-year-old in January.

Spurs and Sevilla are also said to be ‘monitoring his situation’. Mauricio Pochettino is not desperate for a central midfielder having signed Tanguy Ndombele in the summer, though he may dip into the market if Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama leave the club in January.

Normann is apparently valued at £15-20 million, so he is more than affordable for Tottenham. Manchester United may be willing to offer him a more attractive salary, but Spurs will be able to put Champions League football on the table if they make it through their group.

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