Levy strikes again: Tottenham demand £15m fee for Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend

Newcastle United, Southampton and Aston Villa have been recently linked to Andros Townsend.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is at it again, if reports are to be believed.

The Mail claims Spurs are holding out for a £15 million offer for Andros Townsend, as transfer speculation over his future ramps up.

Townsend has recently been playing with Tottenham's under-21 side after being dropped from the first team.

He scored in midweek against Everton, and is aiming to keep his fitness up so he can hit the ground running when he inevitably moves on in January.

Tottenham's demands make a move not so certain - and could hold up a transfer until at least deadline day as the club aim to extract the maximum possible price.

This was the situation which led to Aaron Lennon leaving the club late in the summer, and is one Levy has practised again and again in more high profile scenarios involving Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.

The fee is almost double the £8 million figure the Mail reported had Newcastle United considering a January move for the winger.

The latest Mail report also names Aston Villa as a club who are interested - although surely put off by the fee, while The Sun recently claimed Southampton were interested.

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