Levy could have the last laugh if Tottenham sign Sanabria and Janssen for less than Chelsea pay for Batshuayi

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are both looking to strengthen up front in time for next season.

Michy Batshuayi

According to Sky Sports, Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi is set to join Chelsea this summer, despite regular links with Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and most recently Crystal Palace.

At first glance the news may come as a blow to those Spurs fans who know the importance of bringing in a quality striker to ease the pressure on Harry Kane next season. However, for the money being suggested Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could have the last laugh.

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

For a fee believed to be around £33.2million, Batshuayi would be a big investment from Chelsea, and one that is always going to be a risk considering his lack of Premier League experience.

In contrast, Tottenham continue to be linked with Vincent Janssen (courtesy of the BBC) and Antonio Sanabria (the Daily Mail) and with the players both reportedly rated by their clubs at £16million that would mean Levy could sign two players for a combined fee of less than Chelsea’s alleged outlay on Batshuayi.

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

When you consider the reported wage demands of the Belgian international - £100,000-a-week according to the Mirror – there is also likely to be a significant saving there.

Levy has never been one to be held to ransom and if he can negotiate down a deal for Sanabria, who is not worth the £16million being touted, he could bring in the two new strikers Tottenham need while Chelsea put all their faith in Batshuayi.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

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