Tottenham Hotspur are set to win the race for AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen this summer after agreeing to meet the Dutch club's asking price of £16m ($20m). The north London club were initially favourites to seal the deal for £12m ($16m) but interest from West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain allowed the Eredivisie club to jack up the prices.
The Mirror reports that Janssen has snubbed interest from other clubs and wants to only sign for Tottenham after having held talks with them in June. Spurs have made signing a striker their top priority this summer as they look to provide Harry Kane with some cover up front. The England international has scored 24 goals in the league last season but was run to the ground by the end of the campaign, having started in the majority of their Premier league games.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino knows that this cannot be an option this time around, with Spurs also competing in the Champions League and have to balance their mid-week fixtures with that in the league. Janssen has made 32 appearances in the league last season, scoring 27 goals and assisting four.
The north London club are also in the fray to sign River Plate striker Lucas Alario, with his agent stating that the striker can move to White Hart Lane should Spurs decide to meet his release clause. The 20-year-old made 26 appearances for the Argentinian outfit last season, scoring 11 goals and assisting three in the process.
"Today Alario is at River. There was only one proposal, from Genoa, and interest of Tottenham. If Tottenham pays the clause, Alario is going," his agent, Pedro Aldave said.