Tottenham now reportedly face two complications in race for Benjamin Pavard

Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer (R) scores the opening goal next to Stuttgart's French defender Benjamin Pavard during the German first division Bundesliga football match...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on signing the Stuttgart centre-back.

France's defender Benjamin Pavard (C) plays the ball during a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, on November 12, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the friendly...

According to a report from the Mirror, Tottenham will face competition from Napoli in the race to sign Stuttgart ace Benjamin Pavard this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to bolster his defensive ranks this summer, with Toby Alderweireld facing an uncertain future at Spurs.

Stuttgart's French defender Benjamin Pavard (R) and Bayern Munich's defender Jerome Boateng vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between VfB...

Pavard would be a typical Poch signing, considering the fact that he is young and has plenty of potential, and he could be the ideal addition to Tottenham's squad.

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Standing at 6ft 1in tall, the Frenchman is strong in the air, but he is also quick along the ground. He is very composed with the ball at his feet and possesses impressive ball dispersion skills.

The Mirror claim that Tottenham will not have things all their own way in the race to sign Pavard, however, with Napoli now interested in bringing the defender to Italy.

TOPSHOT - France's Benjamin Pavard celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan...

The Sun reported earlier this year that Spurs were lining up an £11 million bid for the 22-year-old, but according to Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke, the Bundesliga outfit will not sell him for a penny less than £44.2 million.

So Spurs now face two problems in the race for Pavard - Napoli's interest and Stuttgart's incredibly high demands for the player.

Much will depend on what happens with Alderweireld of course, but if Poch truly wants to bring the French youngster to north London this summer, he will really have his work cut-out.

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