For the past few weeks, we’ve covered claims made across Europe about Tottenham and Everton interest in Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Last week, the Daily Record reported that Manchester City are ready to rival Spurs to sign the midfielder.

With a year left on his contract, the 24-year-old has decided against signing a new deal and is planning to leave St Mary’s this summer.

According to Ekstra Bladet, the Denmark international prefers a move to the north London club over joining Everton, who have already submitted a bid around £20-25m.

Spurs have tried to reduce the cost of the operation by including one of the own players, but this option doesn’t please Southampton.

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Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have slapped a £35m valuation on their player, and they are hoping to recover a large part of Højbjerg’s asking price through a sale.

Therefore, the former Bayern Munich man’s employer has started to offer him to several clubs and Manchester City are among them.

Ekstra Bladet doesn’t explain whether or not Pep Guardiola’s side are interested in taking Højbjerg in the upcoming window.