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Tottenham fans react as Southampton give 48 hours deadline to improve bid for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg



Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

If the widespread reports are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are battling for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The highly-rated Premier League midfielder has expressed his desire to leave Southampton this summer. He has only 12 months left on his contract but the Saints are making it difficult for the potential suitors to take him away easily.

Everton have made two bids already, and both the offers have been deemed below Southampton’s valuation of the player.

The Toffees made an £18million offer for the former Bayern Munich star last week which was rebuffed immediately.

According to reports from talkSport, Southampton have rejected another bid from Everton for the midfielder, thought to be in the region of £20m.

North London is the Danish international’s preferred destination. However, Spurs will have to submit a tempting offer, with Southampton looking at a fee of around £35m.

According to reports from the Evening Standard, the Saints have given Tottenham a deadline of up to 48 hours to respond before pressing forward with Everton.

Southampton, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a permanent deal for right-back Kyle Walker-Peters. The 23-year-old has impressed on loan from Spurs, and they are now looking to sign him permanently.

Many Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction after the news broke out. Here are some of the selected tweets: