Report: Club will not drop price for Spurs target despite contract running down

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According to a report from Bild, RB Leipzig are not prepared to drop their asking price for rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Marcel Sabitzer.

Sabitzer was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the January transfer window, with reports even indicating that the versatile midfielder had informed Leipzig of his desire to join Spurs.

However, the move did not materialise last month, with The Athletic reporting that the North Londoners decided to pursue the Austrian in the summer instead.

The 26-year-old’s current deal at the Red Bull Arena runs until the summer of 2022 and, although Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff previously said that the club will hold talks with the midfielder over extending his stay, there has been no news on a new contract so far.

However, Bild claim that even if Sabitzer does not put pen to paper on a new deal, Leipzig will still demand around €50m (£43.6m) for him in the summer transfer window, despite the player only having a year left on his deal by that time.

The report also adds that Julian Nagelsmann’s side believe that they already have a signed Sabitzer’s heir in the form of Dominik Szoboszlai.

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The fact that Leipzig have signed Szoboszlai suggests that they are likely to sell Sabitzer in the summer. However, there could be a lot of interest in the Austrian and it remains to be seen whether we will be able to meet the Bundesliga club’s asking price for him.

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