By Coral Barry

Wolfsburg have opened talks with Vincent Janssen after being given permission to speak to the striker, according to a report.

AZ Alkmaar permitted Tottenham to speak to their star striker last week as talks centred on a £12million deal.

However, Sky Sports claim Wolfsburg have entered the picture and are keen to do a deal for the prolific frontman.

It is said the Bundesliga outfit have been given the green light by Dutch club Alkmaar to discuss a deal with Janssen.

The 21-year-old was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with 27 goals in 34 games, and struck 32 times in 49 matches in all competitions.

The Holland spearhead has also scored three goals in five international appearances even though he only made his international bow in March.

It is thought that although Janssen spent a day in London meeting with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham are yet to make a formal offer.

It is reported that Spurs have not been back in touch with the Dutch side to discuss any fee for Janssen since the striker’s meeting with Mauricio Pochettino.

Wolfsburg are also believed to be holding off on a concrete bid for Janssen, but they have spent big on players in recent years.

The German club forked out £24million on Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle last year and paid Schalke a fee believed to be in the region of £29million for Julian Draxler last summer.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs’ £20million target has admitted his future lies far away from his current Italian club.