Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with long-term Tottenham target Marcel Sabitzer, according to Goal.
The Austrian international playmaker has entered the final year of his contract with RB Leipzig and is set to make the move away from Die Roten Bullen to join the Bundesliga champions.
Sabitzer joined Leipzig in 2014 and has played a vital role in helping the club to become an established threat in German football and Europe. He has played 229 games for the club, scoring 52 goals and registering 42 assists during his seven-year career in Germany.
However, the report from Goal claims that while verbal communication has been established between Bayern and the player, a fee for the midfielder is still yet to be agreed.
The Bavarian side have reportedly ‘not yet decided’ on whether they should make a move for Sabitzer, with Leipzig holding firm on their reported 15 million (£13m) asking price.
Sabitzer has been on the radar of Spurs for the last couple of seasons, though nothing concrete has ever resulted from the speculation.
There has also been interest in the playmaker from across the divide at Arsenal, but he looks set to snub any potential moves to either north London sides in favour of remaining in Germany.
Spurs Web Opinion
Sabitzer would have been a seriously good move for Spurs if they were to go ahead with making a transfer. Nuno Espirito Santo is currently missing a proper creative midfielder, and the void left behind by Christian Eriksen is evident and still needs to be filled.
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