Kazak can be signed for just over £13 million, due to a release clause in his contract, and both West Ham and Spurs are considering activating it.
The youngster’s demands may just make West Ham the favourites to sign him though.
The youngster is said to want a move which allows him to play regularly, as he has no interest in leaving Stuttgart to sit on the bench.
That may be bad news for Tottenham, who are unlikely to be able to offer the same assurances of game time as the defender would get at West Ham.
Spurs already have a huge amount of defensive strength, with Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez waiting in the wings for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
At West Ham though, Kazak would have a genuine chance of walking straight into Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s starting line-up.
And it could be that his demands may a move to the London Stadium far more appealing than Spurs.
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