Lyon are prepared to sell Tottenham Hotspur target Clinton Njie during the summer transfer window if they receive a good enough offer for the striker.
According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Tottenham made an opening offer of €10.5m with bonuses for the 21-year-old Cameroon international which was promptly turned down by the Ligue 1 side.
Speaking to Le Parisien, Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas explained the club have not accepted any offers for the striker yet because they are not in a position where they have to sell, but did leave the door open for an improved offer that could tempt them into doing business.
"We do not need money," he told the print edition of the newspaper, as reported by Foot Mercato. "We will see what he attracts first and then we will see."
L'Equipe suggest that a bid of €15m would be enough to tempt Lyon into selling the player.
Njie was not a regular starter in what was his first season in the first team last season, but still managed to score eight goals for the club.
Tottenham have already made three signings this summer, strengthening their defensive options with Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier. But manager Mauricio Pochettino may have to strengthen at the other end of the pitch with much of the goal scoring responsibility set to be left on Harry Kane's shoulders again.
Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to complete his move to Aston Villa after undergoing a medical at the club, Sky Sports suggest. Meanwhile, Roberto Soldado continues to be linked with a move away from White Hart Lane with Villarreal manager Marcelino recently suggesting to IBTimes UK he is interested in bringing the striker back to Spain.
One striker not on Pochettino's radar however is Manchester United's Javier Hernandez. The Tottenham boss told a press conference on Thursday 30 July reports linking the club with the Mexico international are "rumours and nothing more," as reported by ESPN.