Tottenham Hotspur are keen on improving their defensive options at the end of this season and they have identified Southampton centre back Jannik Vestergaard as a key target.
According to the Express, the Londoners have now stepped up their bid to sign the player after the poor defensive showing against Newcastle United.
Apparently, the 28-year-old centre back could cost around £18 million.
The London club have been linked with the likes of Milan Skriniar as well and they are expected to go back with an offer for him at the end of this season.
The Slovakian is expected to cost around £25 million but Inter Milan might not be willing to sell him after his resurgence under Antonio Conte in recent months.
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Vestergaard has proven himself in the Premier League with Southampton and the reported fee could prove to be a superb investment for Spurs.
The Southampton star seems to be an alternative option to Skriniar and it remains to be seen whether the Londoners can pull off the transfer in the summer.
With the likes of Alderweireld heading into the twilight of his career, signing a quality centre back should be a top priority for Jose Mourinho this summer. The likes of Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon are still quite young and Davinson Sanchez does not being able to earn the trust of his manager so far.
Vestergaard is well settled in England and he could be able to make an immediate impact if he moves to Spurs this summer.