Tottenham reportedly open talks over Victor Osimhen, director warns Spurs off Laurent Depoitre

Tottenham have been told to forget about signing Laurent Depoitre in January, but are allegedly in talks to sign Victor Osimhen.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have opened talks over a move to sign Nigerian teenager Victor Osimhen - but The Sun carry quotes from Genk sporting director Michel Louwagie, stating that Laurent Depoitre won't be leaving.

The Daily Mail suggested earlier this week that Tottenham had once again sent scouts to watch Genk star Depoitre in action, ahead of a possible January move for the striker.

The 26-year-old has become hot property having hit 14 goals last season, and with seven goals already this term, the burly target man is something of a late developer - but he is attracting interest, especially having scored in his first appearance for the Belgian national team.

With Spurs still searching for a striker, it has been suggested that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to add Depoitre to his Belgian ranks at White Hart Lane, but The Sun carry quotes from Genk sporting director Michel Louwagie, who has responded to the Tottenham speculation by stating that Depoitre won't be leaving in January.

"We have offered Depoitre the highest salary we can afford," said Louwagie. "Either he signs a new contract or we will put him on sale next summer. A transfer in January is not up for discussion," he added.

It still seems that Tottenham are pursuing strikers despite being warned off Depoitre, and the Daily Mail report that Spurs have opened talks over a deal for Nigerian wonderkid Victor Osinhem.

The 16-year-old has impressed at the Under-17 World Cup, and Spurs are now hoping to steal a march on their rivals having opened talks with his club, Ultimate Strikers Academy.

It's stated that Arsenal and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on Osinhem but are focusing their attention on his Nigerian team-mate Kelechi Nwakali, which could leave Spurs in the clear to lure teenage talent Osinhem to White Hart Lane.

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