Three days ago, we relayed news from Spain and Italy that Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is ‘seduced’ to join Atlético Madrid and the two parties have an agreement in place. It was also stated the north London club have opened the door for his sale.

The 27-year-old is among the targets identified by the La Liga side to strengthen their midfield.

Marca state Los Rojiblancos are focusing on the Tottenham player, Real Sociedad’s Martín Zubimendi and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat after Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti agreed a deal with Al-Hilal.

Among the former three, it’s claimed Højbjerg is ‘increasingly better positioned’ to arrive at the Metropolitano.

It will ‘not be easy’ for Diego Simeone’s side to convince Spurs. The former Southampton man has a deal until 2025 and the report states his employer are asking €42m to let go of him.

Marca say the fee quoted is ‘far from’ what the Madrid club intend to pay for the Denmark international. In addition to this, they have to carry out a few sales to sign either Højbjerg or another midfielder.

The two clubs seem to share a good relationship and whether that would help Atlético in a deal for the Dane needs to be seen.