By Alex Taylor

Tottenham will face competition over the signing of Michy Batshuayi after Juventus joined the race to sign the Marseille forward, according to a report.

The Serie A champions could provide stiff competition to the north London club as they seek to replace Alvaro Morata, who could well be on his way back to Real Madrid this summer.

Squawka claim that representatives from Juventus flew to Marseille to make contact with both the French club and the player’s agent last week, ahead of a possible move.

It is said that Tottenham are still favourites to land the 22-year-old’s signature but with his contract not due to run out until 2020, Spurs may have to play upwards of £30million to secure his services.

Football Insider revealed last month that Batshuayi is the club’s priority target this summer as Maurico Pochettino steps up plans to strengthen the Spurs attack.

The 22-year-old has scored 23 goals and supplied 10 assists in 50 matches in all competitions in the recently completed domestic season, including 17 goals and nine assists from 36 Ligue 1 encounters.

Batshuayi  is currently at the European Championships but is yet to feature for his side, not playing a single minute of the group stage matches.

In other Tottenham news, former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann could be set for a return to English football after he was installed as the favourite to be the next Southampton manager.