Report: Paris Saint-Germain move for Vincent Janssen after Spurs fail with three bids

Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly hoping to beat Tottenham to the signing of AZ Alkmaar star Vincent Janssen.

Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent JanssenAthletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen

According to a report from L'Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain are now in the race to sign AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, with Spurs having four bids rejected for the player.

Janssen, 22, was on the books at Feyenoord before dropping down to play for Almere City in 2013, where his 31 goals in 72 games earned him a move to AZ Alkmaar last summer.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

After a slow start to life in the Eredivisie, Janssen eventually exploded into life and ended the season with a stunning 27 league goals, as well as two more goals in the Europa League and KNVB Cup.

With 29 goals for AZ Alkmaar, Janssen then announced himself on the international stage with three goals in five caps for the Netherlands, and appears to be one of the top young strikers in Europe right now.

Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones

In fact, De Telegraaf reported this week that Tottenham have had three bids rejected for Janssen, with the final one totalling €14m (£11.4m) over three years - a deal which AZ were not happy with, as they want to sell for €20m (£16.25m).

Now, Tottenham could face a major blow as L'Equipe report that Paris Saint-Germain are in the race to sign Janssen, and have opened talks with AZ about a deal.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

PSG have lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his contract expiring this summer, and whilst Edinson Cavani looks set to play up front rather than outwide, another striker is wanted - and Janssen is now their top target.

The French giants have plenty of money to spend and could blow Tottenham out of the water financially, but with the lower standard of French football and the fact that both teams will be in the Champions League next season, Spurs may not be out of the race just yet.

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