RB Leipzig have confirmed Tottenham's interest in Marcel Sabitzer.

Standard Sport understands that the midfielder is among Jose Mourinho's key targets for the January transfer window, though a move could hinge on Dele Alli's future.

Sabitzer caught the eye of Spurs last year as he scored twice to help dump Mourinho & Co. out of the Champions League.

The 26-year-old has just 18 months left on his contract and Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche says talks over an extension will not begin until after the transfer window.

"We wanted to end the year first, both sides will deal more intensively with the topic in the spring," he told Bild (via Sport Witness).