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Spurs want Southampton centre-back

Tottenham have targeted Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard as the man to help bolster their leaky defence ahead of next season.

Jose Mourinho has made improving his defence a major priority, as he remains under pressure for his job. He knows that he must deliver European football again next season, and they remain on rack for that through the Europa League.

However, their Champions League aspirations were dealt a blow as they dropped points at Newcastle on Sunday, with two defensive errors again the primary cause.

Vestergaard has been an impressive performer for Southampton this season, but he will only have one year left on his current deal at the end of the season, and would be available for around £18 million..

The Danish international joined the South Coast side from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in 2018, and has gone onto make more than 70 appearances for the Saints in all competitions.

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