Premier League duo Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will battle it out for Toulouse starlet Adil Taoui in January, according to reports.
The 17-year-old winger is yet to feature for the French club’s senior team, but is regarded a hot prospect and has attracted interest from a range of clubs over the past year.
Taoui, who is valued in the €5m bracket, is under contract until 2021, with City and Spurs tempted to make offers in January to tie him down as one for the future, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.
City could have a slight advantage in the battle, due to a positive relationship with Toulouse, with midfielder Manu Garcia joining the Ligue 1 side on loan in the summer.
France youth international Taoui could become the latest in a long line of successful players to emerge from Toulouse’s academy in recent years – a list that includes West Ham centre-back Issa Diop, Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko, and Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue.