Tottenham round-up: Spurs want Umtiti this summer; favourites for £23.5m Lacazette signing

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Tottenham Hotspur

According to report from French newspaper L’Equipe, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti this summer.

The 22-year-old centre-back has played his entire career at the Ligue 1 club to date, appearing 166 times in the process.

But after impressing in his 34 games this season it is being claimed Tottenham are keen to bring the France under-21 international to White Hart Lane.

With Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Jan Vertonghen already on Tottenham’s books it remains to be seen if anything comes of this rumour, although Spurs will need as much strength in depth as possible considering their upcoming Champions League campaign.

In other news, the Sunday Mirror claims Tottenham are leading the race for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and will bid £23.5million for the French international this summer.

Lacazette is a natural goal-scorer and would be an almost guaranteed hit in North London, potentially forging a superb long-term partnership with current Spurs striker Harry Kane.

At just 24, he would always represent good value for money given his potential to improve in the years ahead.

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