Tottenham close in on second big-money striker signing after Janssen talks (Times)
By Tom Blackburn
Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille this summer, according to a report.
As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham have made the Marseille striker their priority target this summer as they aim to beef up their forward line.
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with West Ham, Liverpool and Stoke City also interested.
The Times claim that Spurs now lead the race after scouting the Belgium international extensively during the 2015-16 season.
Reports that Batshuayi is close to joining Spurs at the same time that they are being heavily linked with Dutch striker Vincent Jansen from Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar.
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It is said he is likely to cost Tottenham in excess of £25million after West Ham and Stoke both reportedly saw big-money bids rejected by the French outfit.
Batshuayi has scored 24 goals and supplied 10 assists in 51 matches in all competitions this season, including 17 goals and nine assists from 36 Ligue 1 encounters.
Spurs scouts were in attendance at the Stade de France as Marseille lost 4-2 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France final last month.
That impressive form won him a spot in the Belgian squad for Euro 2016, alongside Premier League strikers Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku and Divock Origi.
Football Insider yesterday reported Batshuayi dropping a major hint about his plans this summer, as he heaped praise on the Premier League.
In other Tottenham news, the next Eric Dier is set to join the North London club next season.