Tottenham are considering a £30 million move for Bournemouth star Lewis Cook, according to the Express.
It is believed Cook impressed Mauricio Pochettino with a string of fine performances in Bournemouth’s midfield last season – the 21-year-old made 35 Premier League appearances for Cherries in 2017/18.
Formerly of Leeds United, Cook has represented England at every youth level and made his senior international debut last year.
Cook has just two years remaining on his current contract, and the Express believes Bournemouth value him at £30 million.
Spurs have been linked with a number of central midfielders this summer, primarily because Mousa Dembele was expected to leave the club before the new season.
However, the Belgian appears to be no closer to the exit door than he was a few weeks ago, when he was being heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan.
Tottenham may choose against recruiting a new central midfielder if Dembele sticks around, although reinforcements may be needed regardless with Victor Wanyama having picked up another knee injury.
Young midfielder Oliver Skipp has impressed during the club’s pre-season tour of the US. At 17, though, he is perhaps too young to be considered for a first-team spot.