By Tom Blackburn
Tottenham have rejected two bids from Bundesliga clubs for defender Kevin Wimmer, according to a report.
Austrian outlet Laola claim Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg have submitted offers for a defender who appeared once in Austria’s Euro 2016 campaign.
It is said Spurs have rejected the bids even though Wimmer spent his debut season at White Hart Lane third in the club’s centre-back pecking order.
Wimmer has played 10 Premier League games this season, but Mauricio Pochettino is set to utilise the 23-year-old at the start of next season with Jan Vertonghen out injured until at least September with torn ankle ligaments.
Wimmer was handed an extended opportunity in the first team in the 2015-16 campaign when Vertoghen was out for three months and he formed a solid partnership with Toby Alderweireld.
The youngster was applauded for his performances during that time, at a point of the season when Spurs were in the hunt for the Premier League title and in those 10 games they only lost once.
Tottenham begin their season with a trip to Everton who are under the new management of Ronald Koeman, and have another difficult match when they welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane at the end of the month.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Juventus have slapped a £16million pricetag on their playmaker after an approach from Spurs.