Twist in Tottenham playmaker talks after medical scheduled - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Norwich have hijacked Alex Pritchard’s £8million move to Brighton, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that a bid had been accepted by Tottenham from the Seagulls after extensive talks and Pritchard was due to begin a medical late on Tuesday night.
He had also agreed personal terms with Brighton and indicated that he was ready to link up with Chris Hughton, who coached him when he was coming through the Spurs ranks.
But it is now said that Norwich have made a last-minute bid to prise Pritchard from White Hart Lane and win the race for the playmaker.
This comes after Sky Sports claimed on Tuesday that negotiations between the two clubs were progressing well as Spurs hold out for a total package worth £8million.
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Football Insider revealed last week that Pritchard is one of seven senior Spurs players deemed surplus to requirements by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Fedrico Fazio is another player set to leave Spurs and Gianluca Di Marzio claimed on his website that the defender will undergo a medical at Roma on Wednesday.
The Mirror claimed that Pritchard was high on the shortlist of Championship big boys Leeds and Newcastle.
Pritchard, who operates in the number 10 role but can also play out wide, has three years remaining on his current Spurs deal. He made a name for himself during a loan spell at Brentford in the 2014-15 season, where he scored 12 times.
The 23-year-old playmaker spent the second half of last season on-loan at West Brom, but failed to make a single start for the Baggies, managing just two Premier League sub appearances.
The England Under-21 international has appeared just twice for Spurs, and has also spent time on loan at both Swindon and Peterborough.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are keeping tabs on a prolific English striker who would cost £30million.