By Coral Barry
AZ Alkmaar’s sporting director has dismissed reports the club have received a second bid from Tottenham for Vincent Janssen.
However, Max Huiberts has revealed that Tottenham are well aware of what Alkmaar want and that the club still expects a new and improved offer.
Spurs had a bid of £15million for the striker rejected last week, but Huiberts insisted Aklmaar will not be chasing down the Londoners for a second bid.
“No, that’s not us,” Huiberts told the Dutch newspaper Noordhollands Dagblad, as quoted by the London Evening Standard, when asked if Alkmaar would be contacting Spurs for negotiations.
“If you want to buy something, you have to go to the store. The store does not belong to you.
“There is a lot of speculation and I read a lot of nonsense stories. We received one bid from Tottenham Hotspur that we have not accepted.
“That’s not so strange to me. It is not often that a club agrees immediately with a first offer.
“Then we heard nothing more.”
Janssen was rumoured to have already been given a tour of Tottenham’s training facilities and has already hit out at his club’s firm stance on his transfer.
Alkmaar have already publicly stated they want £16.7million for the coveted striker, but reports Tottenham are just tying up loose ends after submitting a second bid now seem far of the mark.
The Netherlands international has been targeted on the back of his performances for club and country after an outstanding 2015-16 campaign.
The 21-year-old was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.
In other Tottenham news, Gus Poyet has persuaded Roma striker Antonio Sanabria to snub Tottenham and join Real Betis.