Everton have £25m bid for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg accepted by Southampton as they move ahead of Tottenham in the race for midfielder
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to leave Premier League club Southampton this year
- The Saints have accepted a £25million bid from Everton for the Danish star
- Tottenham are also believed to be interested in signing the midfielder
Southampton received approaches from both Everton and Tottenham for the Danish midfielder, with the Toffees bid one they were satisfied matched their valuation of the 24-year-old.
Everton offered an initial fee in the region of £20m with further add-ons on top.
Everton have had a £25million bid accepted for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Jose Mourinho’s (pictured) Tottenham are also interested in signing the Danish midfielder
With one year left on his contract, Spurs are understood to value Hojbjerg in the region of £15m.
Southampton are only interested in a straight cash deal for their former captain ruling out the prospect of full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, currently on loan at St Mary’s, being used as a makeweight by Spurs.
In Spurs’ favour is Hojbjerg’s preference to move to north London.
Though his hopes of joining Jose Mourinho’s side will now hinge on Spurs returning with an improved offer.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has made sure Everton move ahead of Spurs in the Hojbjerg race
Spurs want to offer Kyle Walker-Peters as part of a deal but Southampton want cash only offers