Tottenham are preparing a €15m offer for French midfielder Jordan Veretout, according to French publication L'Equipe.
The report states that the offer is likely to greatly interest the Ligue 1 club and pave the way for a transfer in the near future. The player has made more than 150 appearances thus far for the club and at 22, is being touted as the one to look out for in the French circuit.
His contract with Nantes expires in 2017 and Spurs are looking to bring him to the Premier League, as Mauricio Pochettino embarks on preparing a team which can challenge for a place in the top four.
The player was part of France's U-20 squad which won the World Cup in 2013 but is yet to be given a look-in to the senior squad where manager Didier Deschamps is spoilt for options in central midfield.
Veretout is known for his versatility and can play both in central midfield as well as number 10, where he has been heavily deployed in the recently concluded season. He has also served time as a box-to-box midfielder and with time on his side, can be trained to find his best position under a competent manager.
Tottenham are yet to actively delve in the market thus far, with Toby Alderweireld being their only notable transfer this summer from Atletico Madrid. Pochettino is looking to deal out the deadwood to make room for new entries and is looking to secure possible deals for Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in the window.
The Mirror reports that Tottenham are also keeping a close eye on Everton duo Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy, with the latter's contract at the club up for renewal after a breakthrough first season at the club from Wigan.
Spurs finished last season in fifth spot and will begin their quest next season against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 8 August.