Tottenham ‘attempt to hijack West Ham’s pursuit of James Ward-Prowse’ – after the Hammers’ £25m bid for the Southampton midfielder was rejected

Tottenham are making ready to enter the race for Southampton midfielder James-Ward Prowse and hijack West Ham’s transfer to the England star, based on studies.

The Saints skipper led his crew to a gap win of the season in opposition to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night time, however his future on the south coast membership stays unclear.

West Ham have been favorites to signal the England worldwide however after Southampton turned down a £25 million bid final week, Hammers’ transfer might now be hijacked by their London rivals, based on the Daily star.

Southampton are sticking to the appropriate deal and have slapped a £40 million price ticket on their head, with director of soccer Jason Wilcox confirming the Saints haven’t any purpose to let Ward-Prowse go.

Tottenham Hotspur appeared to Ward-Prowse a number of occasions final season and will now go for the 28-year-old if new boss Ange appears so as to add Postecoglou to his midfield choices.

Tottenham might make a transfer for Southampton’s English midfielder James Ward-Prowse

Ange Postecoglou is trying to enhance his midfield choices in his debut season as Spurs boss

The Australian coach has already added his high goal this summer time in James Maddison’s £40 million switch from Leicester, whereas the membership has additionally signed Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon and Ashley Phillips.

And they didn’t cease there. Spurs are additionally closing in on the signing of Wolfsburg defender Micky Van de Ven in a £43 million deal.

Money stays within the pot for Tottenham to spend, they usually might be additional fueled by the £11m departure of Tanguy Ndombele to Galatasaray and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s doable £30m transfer to Atletico Madrid .

Giovani Lo Celso can also be drawing curiosity from Aston Villa, however after impressing in pre-season, the Argentine might nonetheless be a part of Postecoglou’s plans.

The membership additionally hopes to make clear the way forward for Harry Kane as quickly as doable. Bayern Munich have made a ultimate £86 million bid for the England captain and have set a deadline for a call from the north London membership.

However, Spurs chief Daniel Levy has reportedly ignored the deadline set by the German membership, leaving Kane in the dead of night about the place his fast future lies.