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Southampton keen on Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer to bolster defence – but won’t go near £20million price tag

Southampton want Kevin Wimmer to bolster their defence.

Tottenham are ready to sell the Austrian defender who has struggled to nail down a place since moving to White Hart Lane from Cologne two years ago.

Southampton are interested in the 24 year-old though Spurs will have to reduce their £20million asking price before they firm up their interest.

The south coast club are in need of a long-term replacement for former skipper Jose Fonte, who joined West Ham in January.

And Wimmer would be viewed as a potential partner rather than replacement for Virgil Van Dijk.

Wimmer made few starts for Spurs last term

The Saints still hope to keep the Dutchman

Southampton are confident of fending off all interest in the in-demand Dutchman this summer.

Liverpool pulled out of the race after being caught in a tapping-up row leaving Chelsea and Manchester City as his main suitors.

But Southampton believe nobody would be prepared to pay the £70m-£80m it would take to make them consider selling Van Dijk, who still has five years left on his current contract.


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