The Swiss striker is set to leave Basel this summer.
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
If the report is accurate, Spurs may face difficulty in securing their man despite the lure of Champions League football on offer.
United have another season of Europa League football to look forward to but their spending power far outweighs that of Tottenham’s and a battle for his signature is only likely to go one way should it come down to finances.
Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen
Spurs have been linked with several strikers this summer, most seriously Vincent Janssen – as reported by the Mirror – and the Dutchman represents a more realistic purchase for the Lilywhites when considering the clubs rivalling them for the signatures of other targets.
Jose Mourinho has been quick to make his mark at Old Trafford, completing the signing of centre-back Eric Bailly this week, and Embolo could be next to join his Red Devils revolution.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho