Tottenham appear to have failed with a move for Bolton defender Rob Holding.
Spurs will be looking to add new faces to their squad this summer, and more young English players could be brought in after the success of Eric Dier and Dele Alli under Mauricio Pochettino.
With Federico Fazio surplus to requirements, another centre back behind Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer may be wanted, and it appears that Pochettino has identified a young English talent that he wants to fill that role.
The Sun report that Tottenham have made a late move to sign Bolton youngster Rob Holding - but it doesn't look like he'll be heading to White Hart Lane.
Holding, 20, has come up through the ranks at Bolton and was one of their few shining lights in a dismal season which saw the Trotters suffer relegation to League One.
A centre back who can also play at right back, Holding has been called up by the England Under-21's for the upcoming Toulon tournament, and appears to have a huge future ahead of him.
It's therefore no surprise that Spurs and Pochettino would be keen to land him, but the report claims that Tottenham have been told Holding only wants to sign for their North London rivals Arsenal.
The Gunners are believed to be returning with a £1.2m bid for Holding this week in an attempt to get the deal over the line, and he will then be loaned out to gain experience away from the Emirates Stadium once the move is completed.
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