Tottenham Hotspur are in the race to sign highly-rated Olympique Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso, however he could cost around £37.75 million, according to a report produced by L’Equipe.

The French media publication claims the interest in the 22-year-old is intense with Mauricio Pochettino having to battle a host of European sides to bring the player to London.

It is thought Juventus are leading the chase to sign the France international, whilst Spurs will also have to beat competition from north-London rivals Arsenal, Manchester City, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Napoli – who reportedly came in for the star last summer as well.

Tolisso has become an extremely versatile player in the last two seasons, converting from a defensive midfielder into an attacking force this campaign, scoring 14 goals and creating six across all the competitions played in so far.

As a youth product of the Lyon academy, which has also produced the likes of Rachid Ghezzal, Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir, he has gone on to make over 150 appearances for the club.

It has been argued that Spurs do not require another midfielder on their books, with Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama forming a solid partnership in the middle of the park, but the addition of Tolisso would certainty be welcomed.

The reported fee of £37.75m is thought to be out of the realms the White Hart Lane side could offer for just one new arrival, especially if he could potentially face a difficult time to gain minutes on the pitch.


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