AZ technical director Max Huiberts says Tottenham Hotspur have not made bid for Vincent Janssen

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

He has however admitted that the Dutch international striker could leave.

Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John StonesNetherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones

AZ Alkmaar’s technical director Max Huiberts has denied any bid from Tottenham Hotspur for their star striker Vincent Janssen, as reported by Voetbal International.

It has been reported in the UK and Holland that a deal was very near to being done. Sky Sports reported today that AZ gave the Dutch international striker permission to speak with Tottenham yesterday – but that no fee had yet been established, although £12 million is the rumoured asking price.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

The report in VI carries these quotes from Huiberts:

“We have not yet received an offer.

"With his many goals this season, he has aroused a lot of interest from other clubs. Yet we’d happily keep him at AZ next season.

"Should it come to a transfer of Vincent, then we use the money we get for him to find him a replacement within the margins set by AZ.”

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

It also claims that AZ will not discuss a fee with Spurs until after the player and club can agree on a deal.

The initial rumours of this deal came after Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was spotted attending the international fixture between the Republic of Ireland and Holland. It immediately led to speculation that he was keeping tabs on Southampton striker Shane Long but it was then reported by Sky Sports that it was in fact Janssen he was keeping tabs on.

Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent JanssenAthletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen

Now it seems that Spurs are indeed on the hunt for the player but as for any discussions over a fee, nothing appears to have begun just yet.

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