Report: Kevin Kampl lined up for surprise move to Leipzig

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Red Bull Salzburg winger Kevin Kampl has been linked with a move to the Premier League - but could instead go to Leipzig.

With the January transfer window drawing ever closer, more and more players will be linked with moves to the Premier League.

Expect to see players linked with both Southampton and Tottenham, especially because talent scout Paul Mitchell recently upped sticks from St. Mary's Stadium to North London.

Recently, it was reported that the Saints were looking to make a move to sign Red Bull Salzburg winger Kevin Kampl, but upon Mitchell's move to Tottenham, speculation suggested that Kampl could instead sign for Spurs.

The 24-year-old Slovenian international recently featured against England at Wembley, and his impressive displays for club and country have attracted a number of suitors.

The skillful winger impressed against Celtic on Thursday in the Europa League, and whilst he looked destined for a move to bigger and better things, some intriguing speculation has emerged in recent days.

Famously, Red Bull Salzburg are one of a number of Red Bull-owned football clubs, including New York and Brasil - and German second division side Leipzig.

Having earned promotion last season, Leipzig now have ambitions of reaching the Bundesliga in the near future - and the Red Bull ownership are ready to make it happen.

A whole host of sources in Austria and Germany report that Kampl will be moved on to Leipzig if they reach the top flight, along with defender Andre Ramalho.

Spurning the Premier League for Leipzig would be a bizarre choice for any player, but in Kampl's case, he wouldn't really get much of a decision.

Much like we've seen with the loans between Udinese and Watford, players are generally switched between clubs at will, and Red Bull appear happy to do the same - which could frustrate Southampton and Spurs.

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