Spurs hold talks with Southampton's Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard

Tottenham hold talks with Southampton’s Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard as new boss Nuno Espirito Santo looks to bolster his backline, with Toby Alderweireld eyeing an exit this summer

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard
  • Spurs are in the market for a defender with Toby Alderweireld set to leave 
  • Lyon’s £25million-rated centre-back Joachim Andersen is also on their radar

Tottenham have held talks over a move for Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard.

Spurs are in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer with Danish centre-back Vestergaard an appealing option as his contract expires next summer.

Toby Alderweireld only has has one year left on his contract and wants to leave the club this summer. 

Tottenham have held talks with Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard about signing him

Spurs are also front-runners to sign Vestergaard’s £25m-rated international team-mate Joachim Andersen from Lyon. 

He spent last season on loan at Fulham, catching Spurs’ eye, but new manager Nuno Espirito Santo is set to make the final call on whether to sanction his signing.

Spurs remain in talks to reach an agreement with Bologna over defender Takehiro Tomiyasu too.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld (left) wants to leave the club this summer

He can play in two positions the north Londoners want to strengthen, right back and centre-back and new managing director Fabio Paritici is especially keen to bring Tomiyasu to Spurs.

Personal terms have been agreed with Tomiyasu, who has been included in Japan’s Olympic squad, though the two teams are still slightly apart on his valuation.

Spurs had a £12.9m bid rejected and are reluctant to pay more than £15.5m while Bologna are holding out for £17.2m.

New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is in the market for a defensive reinforcements

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