Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Marseille forward Michy Batchuayi and are confident of wrapping up a deal for the 22-year-old in the summer. Spurs have been tracking the player for a while now and despite enquiring about his availability in January, have been given the green light for a transfer in the upcoming window.
The Sun reports that Tottenham are in advanced talks with Marseille to complete a £25m ($36m) deal for the player who will be brought in as back-up for Harry Kane, with the England international struggling to cope with the level of expectation at White Hart Lane. Kane has played an integral part in almost every game for the Lillywhites so far this season and Mauricio Pochettino has identified the need to bring in cover as soon as possible.
Spurs play Manchester City this weekend, where a win will keep them in second spot, with Arsenal unlikely to overturn a massive nine-goal difference when they play Leicester City on the same day.
Batshuayi has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Marseille, a remarkable achievement given that the Ligue 1 club are struggling for consistency and are currently 10th on the table. The youngster is primed to progress further at White Hart Lane, given the quality of service provided to him will be a step above what he has been subjected to this season.
Spurs are also keeping a close eye on Saido Berahino, with West Bromwich Albion having reportedly handed the north London club a first refusal on the player in the summer, having rejected multiple bids for the 22-year-old over the past couple of transfer windows.