Southampton’s £8m striker bid is excellent news for Tottenham

Southampton’s swoop for Che Adams means that Burnley may ramp up their interest in Tottenham outcast Vincent Janssen.

Burnley want to improve their firepower before the end of the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

They report that Sean Dyche is eyeing up both Birmingham City hotshot Che Adams and Tottenham outcast Vincent Janssen to boost his frontline in the bid to beat survival.

But Southampton have made the first concrete move in the chase for Blues forward Adams, according to the Daily Mirror, tabling an £8m bid.

And that is good news for Tottenham, who are apparently desperate to offload Janssen this month as he no longer forms part of their plans.

And if Southampton have stolen a march over Adams, Dyche may transfer his attention onto Janssen and ramp up their interest in a player who simply has no future at Spurs.

Getting rid of Janssen may well fund a bid for new blood, or at least get his wages off the bill to save Spurs some money as they look ahead to their move into a new stadium, the revamped White Hart Lane.

But without putting Janssen in the shop window by playing him, it’s tough to see how Tottenham are going to drum up interest, so if Burnley are keen, Daniel Levy cannot let the opportunity pass.