AZ Alkmaar claim they still haven't received a second bid from Tottenham for striker Vincent Janssen.
Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones
AZ Alkmaar's technical director Max Huiberts has told Noordhollands Dagblad that he has 'heard nothing' from Tottenham over a second bid for striker Vincent Janssen.
Janssen, 22, only signed for AZ last summer having impressed with Almere City, and after a slow start to life in the Eredivisie, he exploded into life.
With 27 league goals, Janssen finished as the top scorer in the Eredivisie, and he even added two more goals in other competitions to end his first campaign as an AZ player with 29 goals, whilst also scoring three goals in five games for the Netherlands national team.
It's been a dream year for Janssen, and it may even get better yet. His exploits in front of goal for AZ have prompted major interest in his signature, with Tottenham the mostly strongly-linked team.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Spurs are set to meet AZ's £17m asking price for Janssen, with manager Mauricio Pochettino desperate to add some competition for leading goalscorer Harry Kane in the final third.
Janssen fits the bill perfectly, and many expected a deal to be done sooner rather than later - but we may still be some way off seeing Janssen in a Tottenham shirt.
AZ technical director Max Huiberts has been speaking about the deal to Noordhollands Dagblad, and admitted that he has already rejected one bid from Spurs for Janssen.
However, he also claims that he hasn't heard from Spurs again, meaning there is no second bid on the table yet - and suggested that it's not strange for a club to reject the first offer they receive for a player.
"There is a lot of speculation and I read a lot of nonsense stories," said Huiberts. "We received one bid from Tottenham Hotspur, that we have not accepted. That's not so strange to me. It is not often that a club immediately accepts a first offer. Then we have heard nothing," he added.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is famous for being a tough negotiator, and once again it seems that he is trying to drag the deal out and get the best deal for his club.
However, if Spurs miss out - just as they did with Saido Berahino last summer - he will again come in for stern criticism from Tottenham fans, who want to see a new striker signed this summer to take some pressure off talismanic forward Kane.
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