COMMENT By Will Butcher

Tottenham must beat Stoke to the signature of Dynamo Kiev ace Andriy Yarmolenko this summer as they look to go one better and move into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Mirror claims the 27-year-old is a target for Mark Hughes’ Stoke this summer as they look to replace Marko Arnautovic, who joined West Ham in a move worth £24million.

It is said that Stoke have been interested in signing Yarmolenko in the past, but failed to land the Ukraine international in the summer of 2015 and 2016.

Kiev’s captain has been in exceptional form once again during 2016-17, scoring 19 goals and laying on another 10 assists in 36 league and cup appearances.

Tottenham are yet to complete any signings this summer, but they are still expected to enter the market at some stage as they look to beat Chelsea and other rivals to the Premier League title.

Football Insider analyses three reasons why Spurs must sign the attacker as they look to finish on top of the pile, with the future of one of Mauricio Pochettino’s attackers up in the air: