Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in signing Guingamp striker Claudio Beauvue this summer as the Frenchman prepares to leave Ligue 1.
Beauvue has scored 15 league goals this season and has been promised he can leave the club this summer after leading them to a comfortable mid-table finish, nine points adrift of the relegation zone.
And with the summer window approaching, his club Guingamp have attempted to ramp up interest in the player by claiming both Tottenham and relegation-threatened Hull are tracking the forward.
"Hull and Tottenham have already expressed interest," president Bertrand Desplat said. "It seems it is the will of Claudio to go to England."
Speaking of the assurance given over his future, Beauvue said in April: "The deal I had with the club president was that I would leave in the event of a beautiful season. The season has been very beautiful."
After a season that has again seen Tottenham miss out on a place in the Champions League, manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to lead another summer of subtle tinkering at White Hart Lane.
The Argentine made several low-key additions in his first summer in charge and early indications are that approach will be mirrored during the upcoming off-season.
The Tottenham boss has indicated, however, that despite links with Beauvue and defender Kevin Wimmer, the focus will be on bringing in proven players from the Premier League.
"If we can reach the players with experience of the Premier League, I think is better because it is good when you have played in it. You know the country, the competition," Pochettino was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
"But if not, we still need to add players with the right profile for the way we want to play. It is not just about players who play in the Premier League. We need to develop our philosophy and our game, and this is everything."