Report: Tottenham confident of beating London rivals to Michy Batshuayi in blockbuster deal

Michy Batshuayi

Tottenham are reportedly set to win the race for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores their second goalBelgium's Michy Batshuayi scores their second goal against Hungary

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are confident that they can beat Crystal Palace and West Ham United to the signing of Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino made his first signing of the summer last week, with Victor Wanyama arriving from Southampton - but the major area of concern is up front.

Michy Batshuayi

Harry Kane played in every Premier League game last season, and looked tired at Euro 2016 as he struggled for England. Pochettino must now bring in at least one other striker to offer Kane some support in attack, and a host of names have already been linked with moves to White Hart Lane.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Spurs are confident they will win the race to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi ahead of London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi, 22, hit 24 goals for Marseille last season in a stunning campaign, and has established himself as one of European football's most promising strikers.

Now, Batshuayi is at Euro 2016 with Belgium, and scored the second goal for Marc Wilmots' side as they beat Hungary 4-0 on Sunday evening.

Michy Batshuayi

Now, with cash-strapped Marseille needing to raise funds before July 5th, they have accepted a £31m bid from Crystal Palace - but the Daily Mail believe Tottenham are leading the race for his signature.

A fee of more than £30m would represent a blockbuster deal for Tottenham, and it's believed that they are confident of beating Palace and West Ham to Batshuayi, with the former Standard Liege man potentially offering a physical threat for Spurs with his pace and power.

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