Report: Southampton join race to sign Tottenham player who's told Jose Mourinho he wants to leave

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions  during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January...

The Tottenham Hotspur right-back is not the only player who could arrive at Southampton in January.

Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on December 13, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Kyle Walker-Peters has told Jose Mourinho that he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur, and could be tempted by a move to Southampton, according to The Daily Mirror (January 15, page 49).

The newspaper claims Southampton have joined Crystal Palace in the race to sign the Tottenham right-back on loan.

And the Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is said to have made strengthening in Walker-Peters' position his main priority in January.

 

Tottenham, who have used Walker-Peters on just five occasions this season, have also been tipped to add to their full-back options this month.

Meanwhile, another player linked with Southampton has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Wolfsburg.

The Saints were said to be closing in on the signing of Marin Pongracic, according to a separate report in Wednesday's Daily Mirror.

The Red Bull Salzburg centre-back came through the ranks at Bayern Munich but has only played seven times for the Austrian side this season - once in the Champions League.

The potential arrivals of Walker-Peters and a Pongracic alternative could push Cedric Soares - who is out of contract this summer - and Jannik Vestergaard - linked with a January transfer - closer to the Southampton exit door.

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