Tottenham are interested in signing Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles this summer, according to the Telegraph.
Former Nottingham Forest trainee Lascelles has made 90 appearances for Newcastle since the beginning of the 2015-16 campaign.
There had been calls for the 24-year-old to be included in Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad, but the likes of Harry Maguire and James Tarkowski were preferred.
That said, Lascelles has been one of the most impressive centre-backs outside of the top six in the Premier League this season.
Handed the Newcastle captaincy at the age of just 22, Lascelles is renowned for his leadership skills and aerial ability.
Spurs may be in the market for a new centre-back this summer if Toby Alderweireld leaves the club.
The Belgian is in the middle of a contract dispute and Tottenham may be forced to sell him at the end of the season.
He was completely left out of the squad that travelled to Chelsea last weekend despite playing 90 minutes for Belgium just days earlier, leading to suggestions he has fallen out with Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have also been linked with Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt as a potential replacement for Alderweireld.