Tottenham Hotspur face transfer worry over Dortmund's Jeremy Toljan interest

Hoffenheim's defender Jeremy Toljan (L) and Leverkusen's midfielder Julian Brandt vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer...

Tottenham Hotspur were tipped as leading the race for Jeremy Toljan, but now Borussia Dortmund are set to swoop.

Tottenham Hotspur could be set to miss out on Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan after hesitating over a deal.

German outlet Revier Sport report Toljan has emerged as a top target for Borussia Dortmund.

Tuttomercatoweb also report Dortmund's interest in Toljan, claiming the parties are even further ahead in reaching an agreement.

Hoffenheim's defender Jeremy Toljan (L) and Leverkusen's midfielder Julian Brandt vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer...

The Germany under-21 international can play in both full-back positions and has also previously been linked to Bayern Munich.

German newspaper BILD reported last month that Tottenham Hotspur were leading the race for Toljan.

Toljan was reported to be available at just over £3 million, an absolute steal for a player of his quality and potential.

Hoffenheim's defender Jeremy Toljan (L) and Leverkusen's defender Benjamin Henrichs vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs...

With Kyle Walker sold for more than £50 million, there appeared very little to think about, but Spurs' hesitation could now see them miss out.

Staying in Germany is the easier option for Toljan, and joining Dortmund will be tempting given their trac record of bringing through young talent.

Toljan's versatility would have been ideal for Tottenham, but their task of signing him now looks a lot harder than it was a fortnight ago.

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