Report: Tottenham Hotspur join chase for Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to be linked with a move for Nottingham Forest's teenage star.

Elliott Ward of Blackburn Rovers in action with Ben Brereton of Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest's Ben Brereton (left) in action

Tottenham Hotspur have joined the chase for Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton, The Mirror reports (19 April, page 56).

Brereton, who turned 18 on Tuesday, was named apprentice of the year at last week's EFL awards ceremony.

The England Under-19 international has scored three goals and made as many in 15 Forest outings so far, which is said to have drawn attention from Premier League giants Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.

But Tottenham's handling of young talents such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks over the past few campaigns could put them in the driving seat should a bidding war commence.

Brereton, who has been valued as highly as £10 million in some places, is out of contract at the end of next season.

But the Nottingham Post reported on Tuesday that Reds boss Mark Warburton is confident the former Stoke City youngster will sign an extension at the City Ground.

Mark Warburton manager of Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton

Warburton's friendship with Spurs coach John McDermott has led to speculation about a possible link up between the two sides next season, and is sure to work in the Londoners' favour should they firm up their interest.

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