Everton enter talks for Pierre-Emelie Hodgberg as Tottenham stall over move

Everton are reported to have got the ball rolling on a move for Pierre-Emile Hodgeberg, as the Dane’s Southampton soap opera takes a big step towards its end.

In an apparent attempt to force a move away, Hojbjerg told manager Ralf Hessen-Huttl last month that he would not be renewing his contract, which expires in 12 months. Southampton didn’t mess up in response. Hodgberg was quickly replaced as club captain by James Ward-Prowse, and has now been left out of their last two matches – ironically coming against Everton.

He has been a key part of a strong steady season for the Saints, however, and regardless of the melodrama, it seems at least two clubs are willing to offer him a way out of the south coast. The aforementioned Toffees are one, while Tottenham, who have a long-standing interest, are another.

Everton have made a bid in the region of £14m for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hodgeberg.

— Paul Joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 16, 2020

As much as Højberg has been touted as a central part of Jose Mourinho’s budget overhaul, however, the BBC say Everton have dropped the row. It is claimed that the Merseyside team’s negotiators have opened talks with Adonis in addition to a formal £14m bid, although this is only an initial bid that is unlikely to be accepted.

Tottenham may have an advantage in the form of Kyle Walker-Peters. The Liverpool Echo claim that Southampton will consider the player as an alternative to a big cash offer, and with the Spurs defender impressed on loan at St Mary’s, his inclusion in a potential deal could be a major check mark. can In the column on the North London side.

However, Tottenham have yet to make an offer.

Tottenham want to include Kyle Walker-Peters in a deal to buy Pierre-Emile Hodgberg from Southampton.

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When asked after Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, Hessen Huttle would not be drawn into any serious speculation about the player’s future, although he hinted at a ‘less than perfect’ situation, and pointed to a ‘solution’ in one way or another.

“I can’t confirm anything because I don’t want to comment on speculations or rumours,” he said.

“Normally he’s our player, he has one more year left on his contract, he doesn’t want to extend his contract and we’ll see what happens in the summer. His contract.

“We hope to find a solution that is optimal.”

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