KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham could reconsider signing Wolfsburg star Wout Weghorst in January
  • Weghorst confirmed Tottenham was serious about signing him in the summer
  • Spurs are expected to make a bid for Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic

Tottenham Hotspur could still consider making a swoop for Bundesliga top goalscorer Wout Weghorst while keeping a close eye on Inter Milan outcast Marcelo Brozovic.

In his attempt to sign a prolific striker as back-up for Harry Kane, Joser Mourinho and the Spurs were heavily linked to a transfer move for Wolfsburg striker Weghorst.

A deal didn’t come to fruition and the English club landed Benfica star Carlos Vinicius instead. However, according to Weghorst himself, Tottenham was serious about signing him.

“I can be honest,” he recently told Kicker. “Of course, I knew there was interest left and right. Tottenham was serious. I was a candidate there.”

The Dutchman seemed happy with where he is at the moment. However, Weghorst admitted that he still dreams of playing in the English top flight.

“I am now 28 years old and would like to win prizes," he added. "I have clearly stated that here. If one day I feel like I can’t achieve my goals at Wolfsburg, I’ll say so. But that is not the case now. The Premier League is still a dream for me.”

Weghorst still has three years left in his contract with Wolfsburg. Should Tottenham decides to hold talks with the striker once again in the January window, the club would need to prepare no less than €35 million ($41 million) to sign his name on the dotted line.

Wolfsburg Sporting Director Marcel Schafer earlier said that he is not really against Tottenham’s interest. However, he is not convinced that Mourinho’s current squad needs a lethal goalscorer like Weghorst.

“There is more of a problem over who is allowed to play. They don’t need Wout [Weghorst],” Schafer stated.

Aside from Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle United were also among the many suitors who expressed interest in acquiring Weghorst.

Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Photo: AFP / Adrian DENNIS

Inter’s Brozovic meanwhile, became the latest highly-rated signing linked to Spurs. Following the devastating loss in the derby against AC Milan on Saturday, Inter has reportedly deemed the Croatian midfielder available in the market.

Brozovic was a phenomenal starter for Antonio Conte’s side in recent times but has fallen down to pecking order this season. The 27-year-old has played one of the worst games of his current campaign with Nerazzuri in the 1-2 defeat to Milan.

But apart from the lackluster performance as of late, Brozovic’s attitude and issues outside the pitch have also raised red flags on the Italian side.

Tottenham would need to match Brozovic’s €60 million ($70 million) release clause, but an earlier report states that Inter would be willing to take less as the club is desperate to let him go.