Southampton have now rejected a second bid from Everton for Tottenham target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to reports.
The Saints have received two offers from the Toffees for Hojbjerg and turned them both down. According to talkSPORT, as relayed by Ricky Sacks, Southampton have told the two clubs that they will not sell him for any less than £35m in the summer. However, the outlet added that Tottenham are still some way off the Saints’ asking price.
Recent reports had suggested that Southampton had accepted an offer from Everton, although this no longer appears to be the case. While the Dane favours a move to north London, it seems that the decision rests entirely on Levy’s shoulders.
Levy has been notoriously tight-fisted in the past and, although the Lilywhites had privately hoped he would be available for a cut-price deal, the Saints are still demanding £35m at the very least. Whether or not he will be willing to spend any more on the 24-year-old is another matter altogether.
Spurs will have to increase their offer for Hojbjerg if they are to stand any chance of signing Mourinho’s top target in the summer.
Nevertheless, the club remain confident that they can get a deal completed in a matter of weeks, although it’s clear that the midfielder will not come cheap.
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