Tottenham want to hijack Newcastle United’s deal to sign Nice striker Alassane Plea, according to the Telegraph.
Plea, 25, has been linked with Spurs a couple of times in recent weeks, but since then West Ham United and Newcastle have been mooted as more likely destinations.
However, the Telegraph is now claiming Tottenham are eager to hijack a deal after Newcastle stalled.
The Magpies apparently offered £20 million for Plea, which was turned down by Nice, giving Spurs the opportunity to pounce.
Nice are believed to value Plea at £27 million – it’s unclear whether Tottenham are willing to meet that asking price.
The Telegraph also reports Bundesliga side Borrusia Monchengladbach have been in talks with Nice over a potential deal for Plea.
But the France Under-21 international wants to play in the Premier League, namely under Rafael Benitez.
Newcastle’s eagerness to secure a cut-price deal for Plea could see them missing out on the striker altogether.
Knowing Daniel Levy, Spurs could be in a similar boat.