Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their efforts to sign Stuttgart striker Timo Werner, according to ESPN.
The 19-year-old came up through the ranks of the club's youth setup before breaking into the first team in 2013. Last season, he made 30 appearances in the league, which included 16 starts.
The north London club have long been chasing the striker as Mauricio Pochettino wants to bolster his side's attacking front for the new season. Tottenham are aware of the player's potential and they believe he will suit their system.
Werner is one of the best young prospects in Germany and his form has seen him attract interest from the Bundesliga and the Premier League. The same report also suggests Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham's league rivals Liverpool are interested in signing the player.
However, the White Hart Lane club are set to beat both Dortmund and the Merseyside club for the striker's signature. The English outfit will test Stuttgart's resolve by making a firm bid for Werner.
The Argentine manager was heavily dependent on Harry Kane for goals last season. Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have struggled as the England international was the spearhead of Tottenham's attack.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker do not have any future at the Lane and is likely to be allowed to leave this summer. The Telegraph claims Adebayor will join Aston Villa on-loan where he will reunite with his former manager Tim Sherwood.
Soldado will also be heading towards an exit as Pochettino looks to bolster his strike force. The Telegraph reports Werner is valued to be around £8m ($12.5m) by the Bundesliga outfit and Tottenham are willing to meet Stuttgart's asking price for their player.
The north London side are also interested in West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino, The Daily Mail reports. It should be seen whether Tottenham can strike a deal with Bagagies for the sale of the England Under-21 international in the ongoing transfer window.