Date: 31st August 2015 at 6:00pm
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Name: Axel Witsel
Position: Midfielder
Club: Zenit St Petersburg

16 November 2014 - European Championship Qualifying (Group B) - Belgium v Wales - Axel Witsel of Belgium - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign a defensive midfielder before the transfer window closes on Tuesday, and his number one target is said to be Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.

However, despite the player requesting to leave St Mary’s, Saints are refusing to sell meaning Spurs could have to look elsewhere.

One player they have been linked with in Belgium international Axel Witsel, who is set to leave Russia. With Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli at White Hart Lane, he could be tempted by a move to North London to link up with his Belgian compatriots.

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