Tottenham are preparing to bid for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, according to the Metro.
The DR Congo international was impressive this season, especially in its latter half, scoring four goals in 34 league appearances for Palace. His form has attracted attention from a number of clubs including Liverpool (via the Telegraph) and now the Metro are reporting that Spurs have joined the race for the 26-year-old.
The news outlet claims that £20 million would be enough to secure the services of the winger, though Spurs are ‘hopeful’ they can agree a deal for less than that.
The Metro also reports that a player-plus-cash offer may be made to Palace, with Eagles’ boss Alan Pardew keen on England international Andros Townsend.
Erik Lamela may be the one to feature in the deal, though, with Mauricio Pochettino contemplating cutting his losses with the Argentine after he has failed to live up to expectations following his £30m move from Roma back in 2013 (fee via Sky Sports).
Bolasie’s form this season was part of the reason Palace secured a respectable 10th-place finish in the Premier League. As well as his three goals, Bolasie created 45 chances for his team mates – only Jason Puncheon can top that for Palace (65) – and he provided six assists.
The pacey No.7 also completed 42% of his take-ons and won 51% of his tackles.
The signing of a wide attacker appears to be a priority at White Hart Lane this summer, judging by several rumours that have emerged.
Pedro has been linked with the club according to the Independent, who claim Barcelona are willing to offer the Spaniard for as little as £7m.
Meanwhile, a transfer involving Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi was said to be on the cusp of completion roughly two weeks ago, as per Metro.