By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have no interest in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, according to a report.
Tottenham emerged as one of the front-runners for the playmaker earlier this week but the Evening Standard claim the club have decided against signing the Germany international and instead will turn their attention elsewhere.
It is said Spurs Tottenham will now turn their attention to Newcastle attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum after the £25million ace expressed his desire to join the London club.
The Championship club are reportedly holding out for a fee of £25million and will refuse to accept any offers below that figure.
The Holland international is keen to leave Newcastle and is on the radar of a number of clubs 12 months after his £14.5million transfer from PSV Eindhoven.
New Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is expected to accept any offer in excess of £20million for the player, who has a contract with the German champions until 2017 and a reunion with former manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool is still a possibility.
Götze, who famously scored the winning goal at the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, joined Bayern in 2013 from rivals Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £32million.
He has an impressive record of 36 goals and 24 assists in 114 Bayern appearances but his time at the Allianz Arena seems to be coming to an end with his former club also showing an interest to bring him back to the Westfalenstadion arena.
The German international had a difficult last season, after severely injuring his hamstring, which ruled him out for six months between October 2015 and March 2016.
Mauricio Pochettino has already taken his summer spending beyond the £30million mark after signing forward Vincent Janssen for £18.8million, and midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama from Southampton for around £12million last month.
In other Tottenham transfer news, their midfielder has signed a new deal after being given a first-team guarantee next season.