Tottenham are lining up a summer move for highly-rated German youngster Max Meyer, The Sun say.
It is claimed that Spurs are looking to sign the 21-year-old forward from Schalke at the end of the season and are willing to pay the Bundesliga club £30m.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to have been keen to sign him during last summer’s transfer window and apparently an offer was made.
Schalke reportedly demanded £45m, apparently because they would not have had time to sign a replacement, and he stayed with them.
It is claimed that only then did Pochettino turn to Moussa Sissoko, who has failed to impress since his big-money move to White Hart Lane from Newcastle.
The Sun say Spurs remain keen on Meyer and believe they will be able to strike a deal to sign him because he is about to enter the final year of his contract and would want the opportunity to play in the Premier League ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
The Sun add that Meyer was asked about Spurs’ interest after being linked with the club earlier this year.
“I know that interest was there and the club was asked,” he is quoted as saying.
“But Schalke immediately put a stop to it. So the matter was settled. Of course, I have dealt with it.
“But I also know what I have at Schalke, and I like to play for this club.”