Spurs reportedly plotting double deal for Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti

Alexandre Lacazette

Tottenham are reportedly lining up moves for Lyon duo Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti.

According to a report from L'Equipe, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Lyon pair Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti.

Spurs are heading back into the Champions League next season, and whilst Mauricio Pochettino has built an impressive squad of young players, he may yet seek new additions to challenge with Europe's elite.

Now, French newspaper L'Equipe report that Spurs have registered an interest in signing Lyon's French international star Alexandre Lacazette and defender Samuel Umtiti.

Lacazette, 24, has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe during his time with Lyon, having scored on a regular basis in France. With 22 goals in the 2013-14 season, another 31 goals last season, and 19 goals this term, it's now 72 goals in the last three seasons.

Unsurprisingly, those exploits in front of goal have triggered major interest in his signature, with L'Equipe suggesting that Spurs - in the market for a backup striker behind Harry Kane - are keen to lure Lacazette away from the Ligue 1 side.

However, Lacazette may not be the only player wanted by Tottenham, as it's also claimed that Spurs are looking at Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti.

The 22-year-old centre back, born in Cameroon, once scored a screamer for Lyon against Tottenham in the Europa League, and has now established himself as one of the top defenders in French football and could even earn a call-up to the France squad for Euro 2016.

A left footed defender with great pace and strength, Umtiti would provide additional cover for Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, even though Kevin Wimmer has impressed when given a chance this season - and whilst other clubs will be keen on both players, Spurs appear to be well in the race.

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