Tottenham keen on Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan

Hoffenheim right-back Jeremy Toljan
Image: Spurs are showing an interest in Hoffenheim right-back Jeremy Toljan

Tottenham are showing interest in Hoffenheim right-back Jeremy Toljan, according to Sky sources.

The 22-year-old impressed for Germany's U21s at the recent European Championships, which Germany won, and made 20 Bundesliga appearances last term.

Sky sources reported last month that Toljan was one of a number of potential replacements they had scouted to replace Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City for over £50m a fortnight ago.

However, Toljan's agent Ersin Akan has told Sky Sports News they have not yet had any contact from Tottenham about signing his client.

Akan, of agency EMG Mundial, said: "It is always a pleasure to read big clubs like Tottenham are interested in Jeremy.

"Spurs are a fantastic club with an excellent progression in the last years, but we didn't speak to the responsible persons and, for the moment, everything is a rumour."

Porto's Ricardo Pereira was another target but the Portuguese club have recently indicated that Spurs may have to stump up his entire £22m release clause.

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Toljan is among new considerations but he is also reportedly of interest to a glut of top clubs following his showing in Poland, and a source has told Sky Sports News that Chelsea and Liverpool are also keen.

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Toljan has just a year left on his contract and director of football Alex Rosen told German newspaper Bild on Tuesday that they could not compete with the likes of Spurs in terms of wages for a young player.

He said: "If Tottenham come in and offer to treble Toljan's salary, you cannot say: 'London is an unattractive city or Tottenham are a bad club'. This is all very positive, and then young people think about it."

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