have revealed that Bayer Leverkusen do not wish to sell Tottenham target Piero Hincapie in January despite the mounting interest in the centre-back.

Hincapie has been one of the standout defenders across the Bundesliga since his move to Germany 18 months ago and his list of admirers have seemingly grown as a result of his displays at the World Cup.

Piero Hincapie

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Bild reported last week that Tottenham were willing to pay €40m (£34.5m) for the Ecuadorian during the summer transfer window and the North London club have been backed to reignite their interest in the 20-year-old in January (Express). have now explained that Spurs are not the only Premier League club after Hincapie, with the centre-back also said to be interesting their local rivals Arsenal.

In addition, it is said that the defender’s list of admirers in the Serie A is growing, with AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli and AS Roma said to be monitoring the youngster’s situation.

The report says that Leverkusen value Hincapie at around €25m-€30m (£21.5m-£25.8m) but have no intention of cashing in on him in January.

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Even if Leverkusen were to be open to selling Hincapie in January, one would expect the Bundesliga club to demand a fee much higher than the one quoted in the above report. 

On the back of his solid displays at the World Cup (barring that one mistake against Senegal), his market value would have likely touched the £40m mark, particularly given that he is contracted till 2026 at BayArena.

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