Kevin Wimmer confirms negotiations with Tottenham, reveals transfer fee difficulties

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Koln defender Kevin Wimmer has admitted that he's in talks with Tottenham.

Koln defender Kevin Wimmer has told Austrian website Laola that talks with Tottenham are going well, but no deal has been struck just yet.

Recent reports from Koln-based newspaper Expressen earlier this month claimed that Spurs had already agreed a deal with the Bundesliga side to sign the Austrian centre back when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

The 22-year-old has played 25 games in the Bundesliga this season, and his impressive displays have seemingly attracted interest.

With one cap for Austria, the left-footed defender is highly-rated, and could be seen as cover for - or an eventual successor to - Jan Vertonghen in the Tottenham defence if he does arrive at White Hart Lane this summer.

Yet speaking with Laola, Wimmer moved to cool talk that he has agreed a move to North London - but did admit that talks are going well.

"It looks good, but it's just not yet confirmed. If the whole thing would go through as planned, it was a wonderful thing," said Wimmer. "The two clubs have yet to agree because of the transfer fee. There are still negotiating," he added.

Tottenham already have the likes of Vertonghen, Federico Fazio and Eric Dier at their disposal in the heart of defence, but with Younes Kaboul widely expected to be leaving White Hart Lane this summer, manager Mauricio Pochettino may want more options.

With reliance on youth so important under Pochettino, signing and developing a youngster like Wimmer may be more appealing than paying out big money for an established centre back - but it seems there is still some work to be done on a deal to bring Wimmer to the Premier League.

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