Spurs hoping to wrap up deal for Southampton star

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It's set to be a big summer for Tottenham Hotspur.

After a difficult campaign the North London side will be putting the wheels in motion to challenge for a top four spot next term.

A Champions League position is all-but out of the question this season, and so that means that efforts must be doubled once the transfer window opens.

If Jose Mourinho is to get his side back on track, it's like that Spurs will need wholesale reinforcements.

One position being targeted is in midfield.

While several players have been linked, one man in particular looks to be closing in on a deal.

That man is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Saints star is reportedly a top summer target for Jose Mourinho's side as they look to bolster their midfield.

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Hojbjerg is entering the final year of his contract on the South coast, and Southampton CEO Martin Semmens has made it clear that the club won't stand in his way if a suitable offer is made.

The 24-year-old is keen to play at the highest level and would cost in the region of £25million - a fee that Spurs could be willing to part with.

According to The Telegraph, a move to Tottenham is most likely and a deal could be agreed soon.

Arsenal and Everton have also been linked, with the Toffees making a formal offer, but according to the report the midfielder has his heart set on a move to the Lilywhites.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

The writing looks to be on the wall for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

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The midfielder is clearly keen to challenge himself at the highest level and it seems that this summer will be his opportunity to move.

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to strengthen their side this summer, and while Hojbjerg might not be their top target, he will certainly provide value for money at £25million.

It'll be a blow to Southampton to lose him, but if they can reinvest those funds in someone who wants to be at the club then they'll be happy.

As for Spurs, it'd be quite a coup.

They need to strengthen their midfield as Jose Mourinho puts his stamp on the team and the Southampton man could be a wise addition.

He knows the Premier League and has the combative skills to really dictate player in the middle of the park.

The fees being discussed are relatively modest and that means that a deal would be relatively low-risk for Daniel Levy.

If he can beat Arsenal and Everton to the deal, he'll be very happy.

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