Tottenham want £25m Valencia star ahead of Champions League return

first_img Shkodran Mustafi in action for Valencia 1 Tottenham are one of four clubs closely tracking Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi.All three of Spurs’ centre-halves – Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer – have enjoyed impressive campaigns, but manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to add one more body in time for the club’s return to the Champions League next season.Tottenham have scouted the German international on numerous occasions this term but face competition from the likes of Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan, according to Bild.Atletico had a bid for Mustafi rejected by Valencia in January and are likely to return with a higher offer this summer, but Pochettino’s exciting project may turn the player’s head towards a switch to White Hart Lane.The 24-year-old still has three years left on his current contract at the Mestalla and reportedly has a release clause of £39m, although it is understood Valencia will accept an offer in the region of £25m which includes add-ons.last_img read more