Last month, we relayed news from Germany that explained Tottenham Hotspur have made their interest in signing RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer known ‘several times’.

A week ago, Bild reported Spurs interest in the 26-year-old and also stated José Mourinho has been monitoring the midfielder for several months.

It was also explained the 26-year-old is an ‘extremely valuable’ player for Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.

The Austria international impressed for Leipzig against the north London club in last season’s Champions League knockout stages. Spurs suffered defeats in both the fixtures, and Sabitzer scored a brace in the tie that took place in Germany.

His current deal with the Bundesliga side runs down in 2022, and earlier claims indicated Leipzig have put renewal talks on hold until the end of this year.

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Bild interviewed Leipzig’s Markus Krösche, and he backed up claims over contract talks when specifically asked about reports linking Sabitzer to Mourinho’s side.

“We wanted to end the year first, both sides will deal more intensively with the topic in the spring. As I said, he has made a great development. It goes without saying that other clubs also notice this,” Krösche said.

Sabitzer has three goals and three assists in all competitions for Leipzig this season.

When asked which player has been the ‘biggest positive surprise’ this season. Krösche said: “Actually, I don’t like singling out anyone individually. But Marcel Sabitzer has really developed well. I also deal with him outside of the field. He accepts the role of captain extremely well and has matured even further as an individual.”