Spurs are chasing Lyon’s Lacazette and Umtiti
Tottenham have contacted Ligue 1 side Lyon about the availability of Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti.
Numerous top European sides have been linked with Lacazette, after catching the attention of a number of potential suitors, scoring 44 goals since the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
Meanwhile, Spurs will also battle it out with Newcastle United for the signing of defender Umtiti, who the Magpies are reportedly ready to buy for £10 million this summer – providing they retain their Premier League status.
Tottenham are set to offer Champions League football next season, and following a successful season which sees them challenging Leicester City for the Premier League title, they are now keen to swoop for one of the most highly-rated forwards in Europe.
West Ham are also interested in the Lacazette, and are keen to bring a proven goalscorer to their new home, the Olympic stadium, next season.
And Umtiti’s agent has admitted that the Cameroon-born France under-21 would consider a move to St James’ Park, meaning Tottenham would have to act quick if they are to acquire the duo.
“We would consider an offer from Newcastle and the interest of other clubs who will eventually position themselves this summer.” Umtiti’s representative told French media.
The 22-year-old, who primarily plays as a centre-half, but can play left-back, grabbed a memorable goal for Lyon against Spurs back in 2013, in the Europa League.
Barcelona also join Spurs and Newcastle in the race for the defender, but Champions League football at White Hart Lane may be enough to do the deal.