Report: Marseille must sell Michy Batshuayi this month, Tottenham in pole position

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against Lorient

Tottenham are reportedly on alert as Marseille must sell Michy Batshuayi this month, but he's believed to have snubbed West Ham.

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against LorientOlympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against Lorient

According to Marseille-based newspaper La Provence, cash-strapped Marseille need to sell star striker Michy Batshuayi by the end of the month, with Spurs and West Ham in discussions - though the latter have allegedly been snubbed.

Batshuayi, 22, has long been considered as one of Europe's top young strikers ever since his days at Standard Liege, and proved his worth with Marseille this past season.

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi (L) challenges Lille's Idrissa Gueye

The Belgian hitman smashed 24 goals in all competitions to not only prove himself as a regular goalscorer in a top division, but also land a place in the Belgium squad for the European Championships.

With pace and power, Batshuayi is attracting major interest ahead of the summer transfer window - and Marseille may be forced to sell him.

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against Lorient

The cash-strapped Ligue 1 side were forced to let Giannelli Imbula, Florian Thauvin, Dimitri Payet, Andre Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac leave last summer, and local newspaper La Provence claim that they must raise funds again - and the sale of Batshuayi is the only way right now.

The report suggests that Marseille want €40m (£31.5m) for Batshuayi, and Tottenham are in pole position for his signature, despite some doubts about paying such a huge fee.

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi reacts after scoring against St. Etienne

Additionally, it's believed that concrete discussions have been held with West Ham, but Get French Football News suggest that Batshuayi has snubbed a move to East London.

That would leave Spurs as the favourites for Batshuayi's signature, and whilst there is a huge fee attached to the Belgian, he could be the ideal complement to Harry Kane.

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