Report: Spurs open talks to sign Alexandre Lacazette, Levy sanctioning big-money offer

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Tottenham are reportedly making a move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with the representatives of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette about a summer move to White Hart Lane.

It's no great secret that Spurs are in the market for a new striker this summer, with leading goalscorer Harry Kane in desperate need of some support up front.

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Kane was run into the ground this past season due to Spurs having no cover for him, and manager Mauricio Pochettino must now find an alternative this summer.

It seems that Tottenham are willing to spend big though, as The Mirror report that a move for Lyon hitman Alexandre Lacazette is being discussed.

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The report claims that Tottenham have contacted the representatives of Lacazette, and the French international is keen on a move to White Hart Lane as they will be playing in the Champions League next season.

It's also suggested that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to sanction a big-money £24m deal, despite Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas telling Le Progres earlier this month that he had snubbed a £31m offer from West Ham for his prized asset.

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Some of that may have something to do with Lacazette's own preference though, as Get French Football News reported last week that the striker urged Lyon to reject the bid, as he only wants to sign for a Champions League club.

Spurs entering the race with a firm bid could see Lacazette try and force through a move, but it seems that they would at least have to match West Ham's £31m bid to stand any chance of landing him.

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