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Revealed: Tottenham’s bid for Brighton striker Leandro Trossard amid Arsenal interest

The Lilywhites are keen to add to their frontline this winter


Tottenham have seen an opening offer for Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard turned down as Antonio Conte and Spurs look to beef up their attack this winter.

The Lilywhites are keen to strengthen their frontline, and see Trossard as a great opportunity to land a Premier League proven option at a cut-price this January, having previously been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Marcus Edwards.

And the Belgian, who can operate anywhere across the frontline and has also filled in at wing-back for the Seagulls, is almost certain to leave the South Coast following a training ground bust up with new boss Roberto De Zerbi at the beginning of the month.

“It is...important that Brighton cooperates with a potential transfer during this transfer period and shows a benevolent attitude, which is beneficial to both parties”, a statement by Trossard’s agency explained after De Zerbi had confirmed that the attacker would miss their 3-0 win over Liverpool due to his attitude problems following the World Cup.

Out of contract in 2024, the 28-year-old is thought to have been offered around the Premier League, and Arsenal could hold an interest given their failure to land Mykhaylo Mudryk, who was unveiled as a Chelsea player on Sunday in a 100m euro move.

For now, however, it is north London rivals Tottenham who have made the first move. Conte’s side, who fell to a poor 2-0 home defeat to the Gunners over the weekend, made a verbal offer for the Belgian, which consisted of a £12m bid.

This was immediately rejected by the Seagulls, who value him much higher despite recent events, while he is valued at £26m by football database transfermarkt. So far this season, Trossard has contributed 7 goals and 3 assists, including a hat-trick against Liverpool.

Tottenham are also interested in Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro, and will hold more talks this week to discuss a move, though they are at present unwilling to match the 45m euro asking price set by the Portuguese outfit.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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