Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi on Tottenham\'s radar. (Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a move for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian Under-21 has a £8m release clause and is hailed as among the best prospects to come out of the country.

Spurs are waiting for Mauricio Pochettin, who is set to take over as the Tottenham manager in the next few days, to sanction the deal.

The north London club\'s chairman Daniel Levy is looking to rebuild his squad in the summer. He had spent more than £100m on transfers under Andre Villas-Boas last year but failed to gain the desired results.

Pochettino has done a brilliant job with Southampton under a tight budget and Levy hopes that he can continue his magic at White Hart Lane next season. The manager is expected to sign a three-year contract worth £3.5m a year, which will place him in charge of Spurs until 2017.

Spurs are expected to be challenged by Arsenal for Batshuayi\'s signature, especially with the player revealing his love for the Gunners in an interview earlier this year.

\"I don\'t think I will play for Standard next season,\" Batshuayi told RTBF.

\"I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player.

\"My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I\'ll say Arsenal.

\"It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I\'ve been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid,\" he added.

The striker, 20, is already the top scorer in the Belgian league and is expected to set the Premier League on fire if he makes a transfer. Fast and controlled on the ball, he can play anywhere across the front three and will be a major acquisition for any club should they be interested.