By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham scouts are keeping a eye on Hoffenheim’s young defender Niklas Sule, according to a report.

German publication Bild has claimed that a number of clubs, including Spurs, Arsenal and Everton are watching the 21-year-old centre-back.

The report claims that Chelsea were willing to pay £25million for the Germany international in the summer, but a deal failed to materialise.

However, it is also stated that the youngster has higher goals and a weakness for England, with dreams of joining a bigger club in the Champions League.

Sule still has three years left on his current deal at Hoffenheim after making his debut in 2013 as an 18-year-old.

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He has featured in 82 encounters for the club at his young age and looks to have high potential in football.

Tottenham don’t necessarily need a centre-back, boasting a strong defensive record with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld the club’s two first choices.

However, Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to snap up any young talent in Europe and being a defender himself he will surely have an eye for who’s good and who isn’t.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Chelsea are lining up a January swoop for Spurs defender Ben Davies.