RALPH Hasenhuttl played down reports linking Jannik Vestergaard with a move to Tottenham, stating: "We will do everything to keep him here."

The Daily Express this week claimed Spurs were targeting the centre-back as a summer transfer option.

Vestergaard's contract at Saints is due to expire in 2022.

Asked about the speculation regarding the Denmark international's future, Hasenhuttl replied: "What can I say? It’s nothing new when players who did a good job for us this season are on the list for some bigger clubs.

"This is normal. This has always been in our history.

"I don’t want to discuss rumours around there, it is not necessary to discuss it.

"You can be sure that this player has a contract for Southampton Football Club and as long as he has this, he’s our player and we will do everything to keep him here and to protect him for everything."