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Fulham launch bid for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Fulham launch bid for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Fulham are accelerating their efforts to add a midfielder to their squad before time runs out, with Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg now emerging as a target.

According to the Telegraph reporter Jason Burt, the Cottagers have reached out to their London counterparts with an official bid for the Danish midfielder.

Hojbjerg is not seen as a key player by manager Ange Postecoglou, and he is one of several players who could exit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today.

The Australian has called on the Tottenham transfer team to trim the size of the squad and the club are more than willing to sanction a deal for Hojbjerg.

The 28-year-old has been linked with several clubs over the summer, including Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.

The Red Devils were afforded the chance to speak with him about a potential move to Old Trafford, but they are currently focusing their efforts on recruiting Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina.

Fulham have now entered the race for the Denmark international and are looking to wrap up a deal with the Cottagers under pressure to sell Joao Palhinha.

Palhinha has emerged as a priority target for German champions Bayern Munich, who are reportedly pushing to land his signature before the deadline.

While Fulham are desperate to hang on to their Portuguese star, they are also aware they will face a torrid time trying to keep him at Craven Cottage.

However, the Cottagers have refused to listen to offers for Palhinha until they can secure a like-for-like replacement, hence their interest in Hojbjerg.

It remains to be seen if Hojbjerg will be open to a move across the capital, but Fulham and Tottenham could come to an agreement on a transfer fee today.

Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi is reportedly undergoing a medical examination before joining from Everton, although the finances involved in finalising the deal are yet to be disclosed.

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