Report explains Southampton and Hojbjerg stances amidst Everton bid

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Amidst the speculation linking Tottenham Hotspur with a move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a report in The Southern Echo has now clarified Southampton’s stance on such a deal.

While Hojbjerg has been linked with a move to Tottenham for several months, the rumours have gone into overdrive over the past week.

Sky Sports reported last week that Tottenham and Everton were both competing for the 24-year-old’s services while Ekstra Bladet claimed that the midfielder had already visited Hotspur Way to have a conversation with Jose Mourinho about a potential summer move.

The Southern Echo has now revealed that Everton have made a £25million offer for Hojbjerg that Southampton have neither accepted nor rejected.

It is claimed that, while the Saints are open to letting the Denmark international leave the club, they are waiting for their £35million valuation to be met.

The report claims that Tottenham have fallen short of what Everton are offering and the Lilywhites are said to be keen on using Kyle Walker-Peters to bring Hojbjerg’s price down. Unfortunately, Southampton are said to prefer a straight cash deal.

Despite Everton making the higher offer, it is asserted that the 24-year-old still prefers a move to Spurs over the Toffees.

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Given how well Walker-Peters is playing, I cannot see why Ralph Hasenhuttl would not be keen on signing the right-back this summer. Southampton’s interest in Walker-Peters could turn out to be a crucial bargaining chip in helping us land Hojbjerg, particularly if other clubs are willing to offer more for the midfielder’s services.

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