Tottenham Hotspur has been working on both the new signings and departures in the January transfer window.
One player who might be heading out of North London this month is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Despite being a reliable presence in the midfield for Spurs since joining from Southampton, Hojbjerg has found playing time limited under Ange Postecoglou.
Most of his performances this season have come from the bench, with the Australian giving preference to Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr, over him.
Due to the lack of playing time, it has been reported that the Danish midfielder is actively pursuing an exit and has even hired a new layer to expedite the process.
One of the clubs strongly linked with a move for him have been Serie A giants Juventus.
Various reports have confirmed the interest from the Turin based side including Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb. They claimed that Spurs are willing to let the player leave on loan only if the Turin-based club agrees to a deal with an obligation to buy for €30m next season.
However, the Lilywhites’ asking price is deemed excessive by the Bianconeri, who planned to sign Hojbjerg as a temporary solution for six months until the end of the season before coming up with their strategy in June.
Due to this, the Italian club may abandon their pursuit of the former Southampton player. The possibility of the signing has been officially ruled out by the Juventus director, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
Giuntoli stated that they are not going after either Hojbjerg or Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips. He said:
“Kalvin Phillips or Pierre-Emile Højbjerg? In this moment we don’t see any opportunity on technical and financial point of view”.
“We are not forced to sign a new player, we only look for correct opportunities and we can’t see anyone as of now.”
Juventus are currently struggling financially, which is why their director has ruled out a move for Hojbjerg, but it appears that Spurs are keen on offloading him if they can sign a midfielder this window.
They have been linked with several players including Conor Gallagher and Kalvin Phillips.
Hojbjerg meanwhile is said to have other options as well, with reports claiming several Premier League clubs have shown interest in signing him too, including Fulham.