Tottenham will attempt to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on a free transfer next summer, according to reports in Italy.
Kessie is out of contract next summer and will be allowed to speak to foreign clubs from January onwards.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims Milan want to keep the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international but the two parties are not close to an agreement.
Apparently that could allow the likes of Spurs to swoop in – the Londoners are said to be ready to offer Kessie a contract worth £8 million a year.
There is a good chance Tottenham will try to strengthen in midfield next year, with uncertainty around Tanguy Ndombele’s future probably set to continue.
If that happens again this time next year, perhaps the Frenchman will get his move and Tottenham will be in need of a replacement – and Kessie could be a cheap option.