Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are in the picture to sign RB Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan in the summer window.

Leipzig manager Marco Rose has used him as a centre-back and right-back this season, where he managed three goals and four assists from 42 games.

Bild name Tottenham and Newcastle as the versatile defender’s interested parties when discussing his future.

The 24-year-old was born in Marseille and has represented France at U20 and U21 but not the senior team so far.

Simakan’s parents are from Guinea and that makes him eligible to represent them at the international stage. Kaba Diawara has called him up but the player has refused, which hasn’t pleased the Guinea manager.

His agent Mohamed Guirassy has slammed Diawara for publicly criticising the Leipzig player. Simakan dreams of playing for France, and Bild say he and his agents are looking for a club which can improve his chances of representing Les Bleus.

This is when the report mentions Tottenham, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain as his suitors. A move to any of these clubs could help Simakan fulfil his dream of representing France.

Bild add PSG are ready to do a deal for €35m, which is half of the Frenchman’s €70m release clause.

Tottenham and Newcastle are unlikely to spend €70m on Simakan, and Leipzig’s desire to retain him makes it complicated for either of them to sign him in the next window.