The agent of Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula has confirmed the Frenchman expects to leave the club this summer.
The Mirror reported last week Tottenham are keen on signing the 22-year-old, and were considering offering Benjamin Stambouli in part-exchange. Various financial figures have been touted by different outlets since then with The Sun claiming Etienne Capoue could be the player offered up.
Imbula's father Willy Ndaji, who is also his agent, is quoted by Tuttomercatoweb confirming contact with top European clubs over the player's next move, confirming he will be moving on this summer.
He said: "I have taken note of the position of the club to sell the player and at the moment I have many contacts with the leaders of several European clubs. But I let Marseille negotiate (the price)."
His position suggests Tottenham will not have it all their own way in pursuit of the highly rated defensive midfielder, who has been compared to Claude Makelele previously by the London Evening Standard. He was linked previously to Chelsea but Spurs are the English club currently most prominently linked with his signature.
Spurs have been unlucky with French defensive midfielders so far, with neither Stambouli nor Capoue working out as yet, but he is likely to be a more affordable, if still pricey, alternative to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.
GetFootballNews France have reported rival interest from Italian side Inter Milan, who they claim have put forward a bid, and Spanish club Valencia.