Tottenham remain locked in talks with Southampton over a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to the Guardian.
Earlier this week, we relayed a Daily Mail story claiming Spurs were set to re-open discussions with Southampton, who stripped Hojbjerg of the club captaincy earlier this summer when it became clear he would not sign a new contract.
With one year left on his current deal, Tottenham are apparently keen to pay less than the Saints’ current valuation – despite Everton already having a £25 million bid accepted, per the Telegraph.
The Guardian believes Spurs are still negotiating with Southampton but it remains unclear whether a deal will happen.
However, there is one deal that looks like it definitely won’t go through. The Guardian’s report adds that, despite interest, Tottenham have been told Roma will not sell Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo to the Londoners this summer.
So, there’s good news and bad news for Spurs. It seems they are trying to get Hojbjerg over the line, but Zaniolo is a no-go. It will be interesting to see if Spurs now pursue an alternative attacking midfielder.