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Hojbjerg wants to join Tottenham as Mourinho adds a right-back to wishlist

Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

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Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wants to join Tottenham this summer. Spurs could use Kyle Walker-Peters in a deal for the 24-year-old.

Hojbjerg was stripped of the captaincy at St. Mary’s after failing to agree on an extension to his contract. And now Spurs are leading the chase for the former Bayern Munich player and are confident of forcing down Southampton’s current £35million asking price, in part by using Walker-Peters as a makeweight.

Jose Mourinho wants to sign a holding midfielder and sees Hojbjerg as a realistic upgrade to his squad. Walker-Peters has been a regular for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side since the restart, coming on at half-time against Arsenal and starting the next four matches.

Source: Standard