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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho dealt Marcel Sabitzer transfer boost by RB Leipzig

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Jose Mourinho’s next move in the transfer market could come in the form of RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer, who has less than 18 months left on his contract with the Bundesliga side.

Tottenham appear to have been dealt a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer.

Spurs are believed to be keen on the Austrian playmaker, who is out of contract in 18 months time.

Sabitzer has emerged as one the leading midfielders in the Bundesliga, and has 10 goal contributions to his name so far this season in all competitions.

Tottenham are said to be long-term admirers of the Austria international.

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And according to German outlet Bild, Leipzig have already prepared for Sabitzer’s exit this summer.

The competitive Bundesliga side snapped up Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai during the January transfer window from feeder club RB Salzburg.

And it is thought that he would drop into a more defensive role to cover Sabitzer in the long-term.

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Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche revealed in December that negotiations over a new deal for were on Sabitzer hold.

“We wanted to end the year first, both sides will deal more intensively with the topic in the spring,” Krosche told Bild.

Krosche was also quized directly about Tottenham’s interest in the Austria international, to which he replied: “As I said, he has made a great development.

“It goes without saying that other clubs also notice this.

“I don’t like singling out anyone individually. But Marcel Sabitzer has really developed well.

“I also deal with him outside of the field. He accepts the role of captain extremely well and has matured even further as an individual.”

Spurs lost 2-1 to West Ham on Sunday, putting more pressure on Mourinho after a steep drop off in the Premier League table.

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