Tottenham Hotspur could make another raid at St Mary’s Stadium in the summer, a year after signing Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from Southampton.
Højbjerg’s compatriot Jannik Vestergaard has emerged as a target for José Mourinho’s side.
Last week, BT in Denmark backed claims made by the British press about Spurs’ interest in the centre-back.
Vestergaard’s current deal expires in 2022 and his contract situation gives Tottenham an ‘advantage’, if they were to try and get his services in the next market.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s man has been interviewed by Tipsbladet and they asked him about the latest reports linking him to the north London club.
“I can only say that of course it’s always a pat on the back with stories of interest from other big clubs, but right now I have a contract with Southampton. So, it’s not something I can talk about,” Vestergaard said.
“I focus on the matches in the Premier League, on the FA Cup cup semi-final at Wembley and now the important matches with the national team.”
It’s worth noting the player has not categorically denied Tottenham’s interest, but has refused to talk about the rumours.
Southampton must act quick and convince the Denmark international to sign an extension before the end of this season, in order to not let him enter final year of his contract.
In the event the defender refuses to sign an extension, the Saints will have to cash in from his sale in the summer to not let him leave as a free agent in 2022.
Meanwhile, Vestergaard has admitted he feels settled in England.
“Good stats don’t win matches in themselves, but they give a picture that I have done well for a long period of time. That I am doing something right, and I am glad that the numbers reflect the level that I myself feel I deliver,” he explained.
“In fact, I feel that I have been stable at the same level – as the best version of myself – for over a year now, because I also finished really well last season.”