West Ham United have made a £27m offer for reported Tottenham target Alassane Plea, according to Sky Sports.
The French media have been linking Spurs will a move for Plea in recent weeks, with some outlets claiming a bid has already been made.
According to Sky, West Ham are the only club to have made an offer for the 25-year-old, although Tottenham, Newcastle United and Fulham all want to sign him.
It is believed Nice value the former France Under-21 international at around £27 million, so West Ham’s bid is likely to be accepted unless Nice use the opening offer to begin a bidding war and drive up the price.
Plea scored 21 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions for Nice in 2017-18, including 16 in 34 Ligue 1 games – an average of almost a goal every other match.
Spurs have apparently identified Plea as their primary alternative to Manchester United striker Anthony Martial, who has proved too expensive to sign this summer.
If Tottenham are genuinely interested in Plea, there is a good chance we will hear news of an offer in the near future.