Report: Marseille president meets Spurs and West Ham to discuss blockbuster Michy Batshuayi transfer

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Marseille president Vincent Labrune has reportedly held talks over selling Michy Batshuayi.

According to Marseille-based newspaper La Provence, Marseille president Vincent Labrune has met with both Spurs and West Ham to discuss a deal for Michy Batshuayi.

Marseille have encountered some financial problems of late, and were forced to let the likes of Giannelli Imbula, Mario Lemina, Florian Thauvin, Andre Ayew, Dimitri Payet and Andre-Pierre Gignac leave the club last summer.

Unfortunately, they may have to sell again this summer, and whilst the likes of Steve Mandanda and Nicolas N'Koulou could leave, the big departure could be striker Batshuayi.

The Belgian international, 22, has smashed 22 goals in 49 games this season, becoming one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe.

Now, Marseille-based newspaper La Provence report that Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune has been to London in order to hold meetings with both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United about deals for Batshuayi.

Spurs need a striker to offer some cover and competition for Harry Kane, and with Belgian internationals Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli already at White Hart Lane, Batshuayi could be tempted to make the move to North London.

Yet with guaranteed first-team football at West Ham and the chance to reunite with his former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet, Slaven Bilic will have the chance to compete with Tottenham for Batshuayi's signature, with co-chairman David Sullivan telling Sky Sports on Monday that the club will spend in excess of £20m on a new centre forward.

Marseille will be hoping that both clubs get into a bidding war for Batshuayi's services, and he report even suggests that Marseille want to sell him for more than they sold Didier Drogba to Chelsea for back in 2004 (€37.5m), which now equates to a blockbuster fee of £30m.

Would Batshuayi be better off joining Spurs or West Ham?

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