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Tottenham round-up: Hoffenheim set £3.1million price tag; Inter want winger; Winks on his comeback


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Tottenham round-up: Hoffenheim set £3.1million price tag; Inter want winger; Winks on his comeback

According to reports coming from the Standard this morning Tottenham may be able to secure the signing of Hoffenheim and Germany Under-21 defender Jeremy Toljan for £3.1 million.

The 22-year-old right-back is believed to be one of boss Mauricio Pochettino’s top targets to strengthen his defence after Kyle Walker moved to Manchester City for £50 million a few weeks ago.

And fresh reports claim that Toljan is on the market for a cut-price fee because his contract at the Bundesliga outfit runs out next season and they would rather not let him leave for free once this ends.

The German impressed hugely during Hoffenheim’s surprise campaign last year, going unbeaten throughout the season at home, and it is thought he could provide competition for Kieran Trippier.

Meanwhile, Italian reports late last night have claimed that Serie A side Inter Milan are still monitoring the situation of Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela ahead of a potential summer move.

Tuttomercato Web believe that the Italian giants are still tracking the 25-year-old, with it understood that Pochettino’s side aren’t ruling out offers for him just yet.


But Tottenham’s €18million (£16.1million) price tag for Lamela – who still has three-years left on his current deal in north London – is deemed excessive, with Inter valuing him closer to €15million.

Away from all transfer speculation, Tottenham’s young midfielder Harry Winks has said that it feels great to be playing football once again after returning from an ankle injury during the 4-2 win over PSG.

The 21-year-old missed the end of last season’s Premier League campaign after picking up ankle ligament damage against Burnley in April but he returned as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

Talking to Tottenham’s official website after the match, Winks said: “I can’t put it into words. It’s been a long time coming and it’s been amazing to return, it really has.

“It was exciting to get back out there against good opposition. I was a little nervous about how my ankle would hold up. That’s in the back of your mind when you come back from injury but I’ve worked hard.”

Goals from Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld comfortably saw off the French giants in a pre-season friendly on Saturday evening, with another test looming against Roma tonight.

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