Tottenham given emphatic answer in their latest striker pursuit - report
By Amir Mir
Bournemouth are set to secure the signature of La Havre striker Lys Mousset, according to a report.
It is claimed by French sports daily L’Equipe that Tottenham will be dealt a blow to the pursuit of another striker as Mousset opts for their Premier League rials.
The highly rated 20-year-old has attracted interest across Europe from the likes of Spurs rivals Arsenal, Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Bournemouth’s neighbours Southampton.
The young French forward’s contract runs until 2019, but a move to England seems to be imminent with Eddie Howe set to secure his signature.
Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy are set to be dealt another blow in the transfer market, after Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi opted on a move to London rivals Chelsea and Swiss striker Breel Embolo transferred to German side Schalke.
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As reported by Football Insider, the north Londoners were also dealt a blow in their pursuit of Dutch forward, Vincent Janssen.
Mousset currently plays in the French second division where he has notched up 14 goals in 34 appearances since making his debut in 2014.
The French outfit are known for their famous academy which has most recently produced players such as Premier League winner Riyad Mahrez.
Bournemouth’s first season in the top flight of English football in the recently concluded Premier League season finished with them conformably securing safety.
Striker Josh King finished as their top scorer with six goals, but main striker Callum Wilson, who notched up five did miss the majority of the campaign through injury.
If a deal does go through then the French under-20 international will be of a big boost to Eddie Howe’s side as they prepare for another gruelling season in English football’s top tier.
In other Tottenham news, Arsenal fans ripped into Spurs striker Harry Kane for his dreadful performances at Euro 2016.