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Report: Tottenham face competition from PSG for transfer target Boufal

Tottenham face competition to sign Sofiane Boufal.

Tottenham Hotspur will not have it all their own way in their pursuit of Lille forward Sofiane Boufal.

The player dubbed 'the next Eden Hazard' is available for a fee in the region of £21 million in January, French newspaper L’Equipe reported this week.

Tottenham were named as the primary interested party in the report, with the London Evening Standard earlier claiming Spurs had been scouting him.

Now it appears they face stern opposition for his signature, with French website Maxifoot reporting PSG boss Laurent Blanc is monitoring he situation closely.

Lille are hoping their asking price would put off Tottenham, but may not have so much luck regarding big spenders PSG.

Seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1 already, the attraction of moving to the French capital should be clear for Boufal, who will have an opportunity to win medals and play for a team which has reached the Champions League quarter-finals in two consecutive seasons.

Maxifoot again reference Tottenham's interest, but also report Inter Milan are keen on the player, a threat not to be taken lightly considering the way the Italians snapped up Geoffrey Kondogbia from Monaco in the summer, beating competition from clubs around Europe.

22-year-old Boufal is eligible to play international football for both Morocco and France, and has four goals in 10 games this season for Lille, who are struggling down in 15th place in the table.


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