Tottenham blow as mega-rich rival enter bidding for Janssen - report
By Alex Taylor
Tottenham have suffered a major setback in their Vincent Janssen pursuit after Paris Saint-Germain entered the bidding, according to reports.
As reported by Football Insider on Thursday, the north Londoners’ opening offer for Janssen has been rejected by his club AZ Alkmaar.
Inside Futbol, citing French publication L’Equipe, claim PSG have entered the race for the 22-year-old in an effort to quickly replace the departing Zlatan Ibrahimović.
It is said that the mega-rich French club have already opened talks with AZ over a potential for the Holland international.
Dutch publication De Telegraaf has claimed that AZ value the forward at £16.2million but Spurs had offered £11.3million.
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The Holland 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.
The Holland spearhead has also scored three goals in five international appearances even though he only made his international bow in March. He scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in the recent friendly against England at Wembley and netted the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Austria earlier this month.
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