Report: Tottenham eye deals for Premier League duo

Tottenham have already been in the market this month but they could be busy on deadline day, with a duo of Premier League players linked.

On Thursday some perhaps surprising news emerged as Tottenham were linked with a bid for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The former Bayern Munich midfielder has been impressive for Southampton this season and according to Sky Sports, Tottenham have made the player one of their top targets, but for the summer.

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Southampton will be desperate to keep hold of the midfielder, especially considering they will be losing Cedric Soares to Arsenal on deadline day. So a move for Hojbjerg, if at all, will more than likely occur in the summer, with Everton and Arsenal also said to be interested.

A deal that could happen today is Olivier Giroud. But as we told you yesterday, according to the reliable David Ornstein (The Athletic) Chelsea will not allow Giroud a deadline day move unless they find a replacement, and the hopes of that happening are fading rapidly.

However, Giroud is looking to force a move today and could even miss Chelsea training in order to do so.

I personally think a move for a new striker will fail to materialise. With the arrival of wide forward Steven Bergwijn, Spurs do have options in Harry Kane’s absence. With Bergwijn as a wide option, we may see more of the likes of Lucas Moura and Heung Min-Son through the middle of the Spurs attack. It’s a different approach but I think it’s better Spurs go with that until Kane returns, rather than sign a striker that isn’t good enough for the club – it hardly worked with Janssen or Llorente and deadline day signings tend to be low on quality and high on price.