Tottenham could be handed their chance to sign Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig this summer, with the player telling the German club he wants to explore a move to England.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say the midfielder wants to look at a move elsewhere before signing a new deal with the Bundesliga club.
Sabitzer is out of contract next year, and, as such, Leipzig are keen to get him signed to a new contract to avoid losing him on a free the following year.
That is yet to happen, though, and Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move, with it claimed Jose Mourinho is a big fan and has been impressed when coming up against the Austrian.
Their interest goes all the way back to March 2020, when Sabitzer was seen talking with Mourinho after a meeting with Tottenham in the Champions League.
Indeed he later admitted he was impressed by the conversation, which sparked numerous rumours about a move since then.
As a result, he has not held talks about an extension yet, with the two parties instead agreeing to meet after the European Championships.
The plan is that if there is no request for the midfielder that is ‘interesting’ for Leipzig or the player in the meantime, a contract renewal can be agreed upon, meaning a ‘turnaround is possible’ as far as they are concerned.
That is all dependant on no good offer coming in, though, opening the door for Tottenham to make a bid and test the waters.