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According to The Southern Daily Echo, Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg prefers Tottenham Hotspur to Everton.

It has been reported that Everton have made an offer of £18 million for the Denmark international midfielder.

The Saints value the 24-year-old midfielder at £35 million, and Spurs have fallen short of that valuation, although the North London outfit are willing to involve Kyle Walker-Peters in the deal, according to the report.

The report has added that Southampton want to do a separate deal over Walker-Peters, who is on loan at the club at the moment.

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Tottenham Hotspur move this summer?

With Southampton reportedly willing to sell Hojbjerg at £35 million and the player himself wanting a move to Spurs, the ball is certainly in the North London outfit’s court.

True, Everton are a big club and have a world-class manager in Carlo Ancelotti, but Spurs appear to have the upper hand.

It now remains to be seen if Tottenham cough up the transfer fee that Southampton are reportedly demanding for him.

Meanwhile, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has refused to say if Jan Vertonghen will leave the club at the end of the season.

The Belgium international central defender is out of contract at Spurs at the end of the month, and the match against Leicester City on Sunday could potentially be his final home match for the North London club.

Mourinho told Football.London when asked if Sunday’s game will be the last home match for Vertonghen: “I cannot say that, it’s not for me to say that. Someone who has been in the club for eight months cannot speak about somebody who has eight years of brilliant contribution to the club. 

“The only thing I can say is every day is a pleasure for me to work with a guy of his dimension. I can only have very good words about Jan. 

“His future belongs to him. At the moment we will inform and that’s the correct procedure for a player of the last generation at the club. Eight years means a lot in modern football.”

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