Will Tottenham act after report claims Leicester increase bid by £5m for Abdülkadir Ömür?

Riccardo Marchizza (C) of Italy competes for the ball with Abdulkadir Omur (R) and Mete Demir (L) of Turkey during the international friendly match between Italy U19 and Turkey U19 on...

Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are both reportedly interested in signing the Trabzonspor youngster.

Riccardo Marchizza (C) of Italy competes for the ball with Abdulkadir Omur (R) and Mete Demir (L) of Turkey during the international friendly match between Italy U19 and Turkey U19 on...

According to a report from Turkish media outlet Fanatik, Leicester have increased their offer for Trabzonspor starlet Abdülkadir Ömür up to £25 million, putting Tottenham under pressure to match their latest bid.

Turkish publication Haberturk reported yesterday that the Foxes and Spurs were locked in a £20 million battle to sign the 18-year-old, but it seems as though the east Midlands outfit have forced the hand of their Premier League rivals.

Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City looks on during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Fleetwood Town and Leicester City at Highbury Stadium on January 6, 2018 in...

Omur is a wonderfully talented right midfielder, and despite the fact that he has obvious potential to go on and become a real star, £25 million does seem like a lot of money for someone who is totally unproven in the English game.

The 18-year-old made 29 Super Lig outings for Trabzonspor last season, and really impressed, chalking up three goals and six assists for his club.

Leicester will be keen to bolster their wide attacking options this summer, with Riyad Mahrez's future at the King Power Stadium growing increasingly more uncertain.

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Tottenham, meanwhile, have plenty of options in that department, and would be bringing Omur to north London with one eye on the future, if they do end up signing him.

If the latest reports are anything to go by, though, the Foxes are now in pole position to sign the young Turk.

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