Report: Marseille target Totteham defender Kevin Wimmer, Pochettino's view clear

Marseille are reportedly targeting Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer.

According to the Daily Mirror, French giants Marseille are hoping to take Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer on loan in January - but Mauricio Pochettino isn't keen on a deal.

Wimmer, 23, joined Spurs from German club Koln over the summer, the club he had played for since leaving LASK Linz back in 2012.

A highly-rated defender in the Bundesliga, Wimmer was always seen as being cover for the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld this season, but the Austrian international may still be a little disappointed with his role so far.

Wimmer has yet to even play one minute of action in the Premier League, and has featured in only three games in all competitions, with two starts in the Europa League and one in the Capital One Cup.

With Austria's Euro 2016 campaign on the horizon, Wimmer will be hoping to play more regularly in the second half of the season, and The Mirror report that French club Marseille are hoping to take Wimmer on loan during the January transfer window.

Michel's side sit in mid-table in Ligue 1, and would be looking to land Wimmer to help solidify their defence in a loan deal until the end of the season - but it's stated that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino isn't keen on letting Wimmer leave, as he needs the Austrian as cover in defence.

One interesting sub-plot could be that, according to The Times, Tottenham have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for their striking sensation Michy Batshuayi.

If letting Wimmer move to Marseille on loan could help them land Batshuayi, Pochettino may be more open to a deal, but right now it doesn't look like Spurs will allow the fringe defender to leave White Hart Lane next month.

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