Tottenham Hotspur have been given boosts in the summer pursuits of Lyon duo Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to enlist the services of another striker during the summer transfer window, with Harry Kane still the club's only natural option at centre forward.
While the Argentine coach has revealed the club are also monitoring Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, the Mirror suggests the club favour Lacazette.
West Ham United, however, are also keen on the France international and have already lodged a bid of £31m ($45m) for his services. While Lyon have rejected the bid, club president Jean-Michel Aulas has suggested the club will allow the striker to leave for the right price, opening the door for Spurs to trump West Ham's offer.
"For a sale to be made, all three parties must agree. We have refused several offers, the most important from West Ham for €40m and we refused it," Aulas told French daily Le Progres.
"It is an answer that says I want to keep him, but I'm not sure because ultimately it is he who will decide.
"I do not want on August 28, ahead of the Champions League, to find ourselves in the same situation as Monaco [who sold Anthony Martial to Manchester United last summer].
"Ideally, he will stay. If he has an offer that he can't refuse then it will come through me, and that's it."
Tottenham are also monitoring Lacazette's teammate Umtiti. Pochettino is an admirer of the 22-year-old centre-half, admitting in an interview with French radio station RMC the defender is "one of the players that our recruitment department is following".
Umtiti would later admit he was flattered by Pochettino's comments and for the first time, has admitted he will consider his options this summer.
"It is a question that I ask myself," Umtiti told a press conference when asked whether he could leave this summer, L'Equipe report. "We have a league that is increasing in competitiveness, despite what some might say, but maybe the players who are abroad are better. Honestly, yes, I am asking myself these questions."