Dortmund interest panics Tottenham to step up bid for £30m right-back

Date published: Thursday 9th January 2020 12:43

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to reportedly show an interest in signing Tottenham right-back target Max Aarons.

The Norwich youngster has been strongly tipped to make a move to north London as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen a position where Serge Aurier has proved to be wildly inconsistent.

Kieran Trippier was also sold last summer, while youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is also being tipped to make a loan exit this month, prompting Mourinho to up his efforts to bring ina new full-back.

Those efforts will now be heightened after it emerged that Dortmund and fellow Bundesliga side RB Leipzig showed an interest in the 20-year-old, as reported by talkSPORT.

But the Daily Mail claims that the Canaries will not allow Aarons to go the cheap and will ask for a fee of around £30m for the youngster, a figure that is double what Spurs were hoping to pay.

Indeed, Canaries boss Daniel Farke has said it would take an “unbelievable offer” for them to consider losing Aarons this month, while they would also want the player back on loan if they did decide to sell.

Spurs switched their attentions to Aarons after being priced out of a move for Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira, while West Brom starlet Nathan Ferguson also looks certain to remain at The Hawthorns as the Baggies push for promotion.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are firmly in the race to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek after links to Aston Villa were rubbished.

Piatek looks likely to move on from the Serie A strugglers this month after just 12 months in Italy.

 

A number of sources have linked the Poland international with a January move, and La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday that Aston Villa had placed a €28million bid for the player.

Respected Telegraph correspondent John Percy though has denied Villa’s interest in the forward.

However, West Ham are also interested in the attacker and SportMediaset say the Hammers have offered a loan deal with obligation to buy set at €30m.

Tottenham though can offer Champions League football to Piatek. Read more…

 

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