Bruma agent: Southampton, Leicester keen, Tottenham 'not happening'

Galatasaray winger Bruma's representative has told ESPN FC that the Portuguese remains keen on a move to the Premier League but Tottenham Hotspur are not in the race for his services.

Football agent Ibrahim Polat, part of the Marco Kirdemir Sport Management company that represents Bruma, said Southampton and Leicester City hold an interest but a move to Spurs is "not happening."

A source had indicated this week that Tottenham and Galatasaray had been in talks and that a deal looked to be close, but the Premier League side told ESPN FC that was not the case and Polat said: "We are not in talks with Tottenham."

However, he said there is still English interest in the 22-year-old, whose contract is due to expire in 2018.

"Southampton and Leicester City have registered an interest and we have held talks," Polat said. "Bruma is keen on the Premier League and we will be holding further talks next month.

"Everything will become clearer regarding his future in May."

Liverpool have also been suggested as a possible destination but a source close to the English club said there have not been any talks and that there are no plans to make a move at this stage.

Bruma had an impressive start to the season, registering seven goals and eight assists prior to Jan Olde Riekerink's dismissal in February, but has become unsettled since Igor Tudor took the reins.

He has scored just once since under Tudor, who dropped Bruma for his first game in charge. The winger has also missed two further league games due to suspension and injury.

Despite his difficulties since Tudor's appointment, Bruma has still been directly involved in more goals than any other Galatasaray player in the league this season.

The Turkish giants have sought to prolong his deal but have yet to reach an agreement over an extension for Bruma, who said last year that Jose Mourinho had promised to monitor his work.

Galatasaray have spent this season under a European ban for failing to adhere to UEFA's financial fair play regulations and may seek to cash in on some of their most valuable players this summer to ensure future compliance.