Tottenham Hotspur will make an attempt to sign Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic from Juventus once they have secured their place in next season’s Champions League.
Mandzukic is a key player for Juventus and they are not actively looking to offload the 29-year-old, but Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato claim a bid in the region of €25million (approximately £19.7million) could tempt them into a sale.
Whether Daniel Levy would be willing to part with the best part of £20million for a striker that turns 30 in May is unclear, but a new striker is certainly on his shopping list for the summer transfer window.
One player Spurs are almost guaranteed to pursue this summer is Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, who has netted 17 times in 37 appearances this season.
The Independent revealed last month that the North Londoners were confident of fending off stiff competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle and West Ham for his signature, with the lure of Champions League football.
Marseille’s club president Vincent Labrune, speaking to DH.be earlier this month, declared: “There is not a single top 15 world club that is not interested in Batshuayi.
He is one of the most wanted players on the market. There were a lot of offers for him this summer, but he did not want to leave.
The only potential stumbling block which could see Levy turn his attentions elsewhere is the asking price for the 22-year-old, who recently penned a new deal keeping him at the Stade Velodrome until 2020.
Marseille have already rejected a £21million bid from Stoke City in the closing days of the January transfer window. If he continues his fine goalscoring form, Spurs could be looking at £30million for the Belgian striker.