Report: French club demanding £17m for Spurs-linked right-back 

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Foot Mercato have now claimed that RC Lens are demanding £17m for rumoured Tottenham target Jonathan Clauss.

Djed Spence is reportedly Spurs’ top target for the right wing-back role this summer (Evening Standard) but the negotiations between Middlesbrough and Tottenham for the 21-year-old has been dragging on for several weeks. 

According to Alasdair Gold (Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham), although the Spence deal is proving to be a ‘difficult’ one to do, Spurs are hopeful that it will eventually go through.

Sky Sports (Transfer centre 24/06/22 at 10:38) reported a couple of weeks ago that Antonio Conte’s men had identified Clauss as one of the alternatives to the Boro youngster.

The Frenchman has been one of the standout wing-backs in Ligue 1 over the last two years and ended the 2021/22 campaign with five goals and 11 assists to his name (Transfermarkt).

Foot Mercato have now revealed that Marseille have stepped up their pursuit of Clauss ahead of the new season.

The report states that even though the Lens star is also attracting interest from Spurs and Atletico Madrid, Marseille are hopeful of winning the race for the 29-year-old.

It is claimed Lens have told Marseille and the other interested clubs that they want a fee of €20m (£16.9m) to part with the player.

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Given the amount of time and energy Spurs have put into negotiations for Spence, it is clear that they are determined to get the 21-year-old. So, the only way I can see Tottenham making a move for Clauss this summer is if both Emerson and Doherty are sold, which seems extremely unlikely. 

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