Report: Update on reported Spurs, West Ham target

Michy Batshuayi

The 22-year-old Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United target netted 26 times last season.

Michy Batshuayi

According to French publication Buzz Sport, Michy Batshuayi has his heart set on a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but West Ham United are leading the race.

The Marseille marksman has emerged as one of Europe's hottest properties after netting 26 times for the Ligue 1 side in all competitions last season, according to ESPN.

The Mirror reported last week that the 22-year-old was looking for an estimated £100,000 per week to join Tottenham as a move to White Hart Lane seemed to be gathering momentum.

Michy Batshuayi

But it would appear as if Tottenham are some way off striking a deal as Buzz Sport claim that Spurs aren't close to meeting chairman Vincent Labrune's £30 million valuation.

The report goes on to suggest that Batshuayi would favour a move to White Hart Lane but that West Ham United are closer to tabling a satisfactory offer for the striker.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.

West Ham arguably need a prolific goalscorer more than Tottenham, with Harry Kane netting 25 times in the Premier League last season to win the Golden Boot.

Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho - who is expected to leave West Ham - are Slaven Bilic's only out-and-out strikers and neither are going to score enough goals to propel the Irons to a new footing in English football.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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