Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive boost in their pursuit of signing Yannick Bolasie after the winger admitted it was the right time for him to leave Crystal Palace.
The 26-year-old has been an integral part of the Eagles' squad since he moved to Selhurst Park from Bristol City in 2012. His form has seen him attract interest from several Premier League clubs.
The Mirror reports the north London club and Brendan Rodgers's side are keen on securing the pacey winger's services. According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa and West Ham United are also in the race for his signature.
Bolasie has hinted a move away from his current employers could be on the cards before the end of the ongoing transfer window on 1 September.
"I am a loyal guy but this is a business. Opportunities to play for a top club do not swing by every day," the Evening Standard quoted Bolasie as saying.
"You'd have to see if it suits you and your family. At my age it could be the right time - but it has to be right for the club as well," he said.
Meanwhile, former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admitted a summer transfer for Bolasie would only be considered if interested clubs placed a bid in excess of £25m ($38.8m).
"I am pretty confident of keeping him. He is a player that isn't quite polished - you only need to see him to see that," Pardew told The Evening Standard
"But I cannot see anyone paying in excess of £25m because that's what they are going to need to get him out. So, if they want to we will talk."
"There is no long-running saga. It is just fed by the media and the fact we have done really, really well. We have had no bids for him. None. Not one phone call for Yannick Bolasie so it is actually not true at all," the Palace manager added.