Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in Lyon playmaker Lucas Paqueta, who their rivals West Ham United want to sign.
The Express claim that the Hammers have made a £34 million bid for the midfielder, but have seen it knocked back.
It is not clear how much Lyon are willing to accept for the Brazilian, but his agents want him to move to the Premier League this summer.
They are in London right now in case West Ham have a bid accepted and of course that would place them well to get to Tottenham if they were the ones who stumped up the cash.
The report says that Spurs could well look into the transfer market to replace Bryan Gil, who is set to leave the club on loan.
Paqueta could well be an upgrade and looks to have the quality it takes to adjust quickly to life in the Premier League.
The price would have to be right for Tottenham, who have already spent big on a number of players this summer.
The report says that West Ham have had the most serious discussions but other talks have taken place with other Premier League clubs.
And Paqueta’s agents are confident that they will move their man to the English top flight before the transfer window slams shut.
Fabio Paratici is apparently a huge fan of the midfielder but it remains to be seen whether he will bring him to north London or watch as he goes to West Ham.