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Tottenham have had a £17million bid accepted by AZ Alkmaar for Vincent Janssen, Football Insider sources understand.
The Holland international is set to be given the green light to fly to London and finalise what will be Spurs’ second deal of the summer window.
A well-placed Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Spurs lodged their latest bid for Janssen on Monday to meet the new asking price of Dutch club AZ.
It was accepted but AZ want to secure at least one replacement for Janssen before giving him permission to complete the transfer to White Hart Line.
The impending arrival of the 22-year-old will be a huge boost to manager Mauricio Pochettino after the club lost out of to Chelsea in their pursuit of Michy Batshuayi, with the striker completing a £33million transfer on Sunday.
Janssen will cost half of Batshuayi but was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.
Tottenham have seen off late interest in Janssen from Paris Saint-Germain to land the 22-year-old after tabling a series of bids in recent weeks.
AZ are targeting two strikers to replace the Dutchman, Wout Weghorst from Heracles and Fred Friday from Norwegian outfit Lillestrom.
Pochettino is keen to beef up the Spurs attack after Kane led the front line virtually singlehandedly in the recently completed domestic campaign.
In other Tottenham transfer news, another White Hart Lane attacker is set to be sold this summer after a decision by Pochettino.