Tottenham are reportedly ready to make a dramatic late entry to sign Aston Villa target Ollie Watkins from Brentford this summer.
However, there appears to have been a twist in the tale, with Jose Mourinho now showing an interest in the prolific attacker.
Mourinho wants to sign an extra attacker this summer and has earmarked Watkins as a potential option.
Watkins, who scored 26 goals last season, can play as a striker or out wide – making him perfect for Mourinho’s 4-3-3 system.
The report adds that both clubs will have to pay in the region of £22m to tempt Brentford into a sale.
Watkins is also expected to demand a salary of £70k-per-week, a figure that will not be an issue for either club.
Spurs have made three signings already this summer, strengthening their defence and midfield. But a new striker is a must for Mourinho after Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both suffered injuries last season.
Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Josh King, along with Metz striker Habib Diallo have also been linked with a move.
SPURS BLOW AS BARCA RULE OUT SALE OF STARLET
Barcelona have ruled out the sale of Tottenham target Lucas De Vega this year, according to reports in Catalonia.
The 20-year-old is on the fringes of Barcelona’s first team, but could have more opportunities at Tottenham.
Reports last week even claimed De Vega is “dreaming” of a move to Tottenham. The midfielder sees a clear pathway from Spurs’ academy into their first team.