Jose Mourinho has made a move to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson as Tottenham step up their centre-forward pursuit.
Spurs want proven cover and competition for goal king Harry Kane ahead of the new season and Wilson is one of their top targets.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Mourinho has personally contacted the front man to assess his interest in a move to north London.
Wilson is believed to be open to the possibility of playing second fiddle to Kane in what promises to be a congested start to the season for Tottenham as they try to secure a place in the Europa League proper.
The 28-year-old is a proven top-flight goalscorer and has been a regular in the England squad, scoring once from his four caps.
He has netted 41 times from 128 Premier League matches, including eight in 35 games last season as the Cherries went down.
Wilson is keen to move straight back to the top division, just like his former teammate Nathan Ake, who signed for Man City for £41million.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy will hope to exploit Bournemouth’s relegation by signing Wilson on a relatively cheap deal.
Tottenham completed their third summer signing yesterday when Joe Hart joined on a free transfer.
The goalkeeper follows the landmark capture of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton last week for £15m rising to £19m while teenage midfielder Alfie Devine joined from Wigan Athletic for £500,000.