In recent weeks, a number of sources have linked Spurs with a summer swoop for the 25-year-old, who claimed eleven Premier League goals from the middle of the park last season, including The Telegraph.
But the Netherlands international now appears to be verging upon a move to Liverpool instead, with Shields Gazette claiming the £25million-rated Magpies star is set to undergo a medical on Merseyside.
And Mirror Football are now reporting that the Lilywhites have dropped out of the race to sign Wijnaldum entirely, giving Liverpool a ‘free run’ at the 30-cap international.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a huge fan of Wijnaldum’s but deems Newcastle’s £25million valuation as far too high.
Spurs are, however, on the verge of signing winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou after agreeing a £10.8million transfer fee with his current employers Marseille.