Tottenham have been linked with numerous targets this summer and while some of them have been simply ridiculous (Alexis Sanchez, The Sun) there have been one or two that are credible and to some degree highly likely to happen.
One of those credible rumours has been the links with former Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Matt Law at the Telegraph is not a journalist that is generally associated with silly transfer gossip and so when he makes a headline statement it is worth paying notice to.
Law reckons that Tottenham is “confident” of signing the 24-year-old midfielder who has refused to sign a new contract at the Saints which has resulted in the Danish international being stripped of the captaincy (BBC).
Whether one feels that Hojbjerg is a Tottenham type of player or whether he is Tottenham quality is kind of irrelevant right now, what is relevant is the fact that the club does feel confident that they can sign the player.
Now, it must be said that it is not as simple as Daniel Levy getting on the phone and asking his Southampton counterpart the price and then making payment.
It seems, according to the report, that the Saints want a cool £35 million for Hojbjerg and that Tottenham will have to sell first in order to fund this transfer.
So, there is still some way to go but the bottom line is that it is a credible journalist making these claims as opposed to a hack spewing out tabloid fodder.