Tottenham Hotspur face competition from two Premier League sides for the signing of Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer, according to the player's agent.
The 22-year-old is understood to be heading to English shores in the summer, with the Bundesliga side consigned to losing the talented centre-back at the end of the campaign.
Wimmer has indicated that a move to Tottenham would a "dream" however, his representative Karol Csontó says two other top-flight sides have opened negotiations with the Austrian international
"In addition to Tottenham, there are two other Premier League clubs who are in negotiations with Cologne about Kevin," he told PLBOLD.
"If Kevin continues the great form he's shown in the Bundesliga, it's only natural there will be interest."
Austria national team manager Marcel Koller seemingly confirmed Wimmer would be joining Tottenham after revealing the player had agreed a switch to English football after the North London club had been heavily linked with his services.
However, the comments from Csontó could yet be an attempt to drive up the price for Wimmer, with Cologne in a weak bargaining position given the player's publicly stated desire to move to White Hart Lane.
"It would be a dream to move to a top club like Tottenham," Wimmer said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"The two clubs have yet to agree because of the transfer fee. They are still negotiating," the Austrian defender added.
"For me, the transfer is a big step. A step with which I can develop myself. That's why I want to take the chance."
The news regarding Wimmer is the strongest indication that Spurs are looking to add players to their squad during the summer transfer window, though Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make subtle additions to mirror last year's business.
Defeat to Aston Villa sees Tottenham well off the pace in the race for a top-four spot and though Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane have impressed during the club's run to the League Cup final, Pochettino will be under pressure to deliver progression in his second season.