Report: Tottenham told top striker target Michy Batshuayi will cost more than Didier Drogba

Marseille reportedly want a huge fee for striker Michy Batshuayi.

According to a report from Mercato 365, Tottenham Hotspur have been told by Marseille that a deal for striker Michy Batshuayi will cost more than €37m (£29.5m).

Spurs have enjoyed a superb season under Mauricio Pochettino, and whilst their title hopes took a blow with Saturday's 1-1 draw against Liverpool, second place would still be a huge achievement for a youthful Tottenham side.

The star of the show has once again been striker Harry Kane, who has followed last season's 31-goal haul up with another 25 goals this term, cementing his place as one of English football's best strikers.

However, the 22-year-old has very little backup behind him, and has been forced to take on a heavy workload, with wingers Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min and Nacer Chadli filling in for him in extreme circumstances.

Many expect Spurs to spend big on a new striker to support Kane this summer, and Mercato 365 report that Marseille's Michy Batshuayi is their top target.

The Belgian international, 22, has hit 19 goals in 43 games for Marseille this season, and having impressed with his pace, power and goalscoring prowess, he could have a huge European Championships behind Romelu Lukaku, if given the chance by Belgium.

His summer could involve a transfer though, and Mercato 365 report that Spurs are keen to land Batshuayi - but have been served a warning by Marseille.

It's suggested that Marseille have told Spurs that they want more than the €37m (£29.5m now, but closer to £25m at the time) they sold Didier Drogba to Chelsea for back in 2004, which is a huge amount of money for Spurs to be spending on another striker.

With Marseille standing firm on their valuation from January, Spurs may end up having to look elsewhere, but with Champions League money coming in this summer, Daniel Levy could yet be persuaded to splash the cash on Batshuayi.

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