Tottenham Hotspur have made an official bid to sign Fenerbahce forward Vedat Muriqi, claims a report in Turkey.
A Spor claim that Spurs have made an official bid for the 26-year-old, who is also believed to be a target for West Brom.
Although Fenerbahce have placed a price tag on the player in the region of £22m, Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy have allegedly offered just £4.5m ahead of the summer transfer window.
Muriqi has also been scouted by Manchester United, Leicester City and Brighton, while Lazio and Napoli have also been watching on from Italy, as the 26-year-old searches for his next platform from which to progress his career.
Turkish outlet Fotospor claimed that United, in their scramble to add a striker, submitted a £22m bid to bring the striker in at the end of January.
A move never materialised though and instead United pounced for 30-year-old Odion Ighalo, who arrived on loan until the end of the season.
Muriqi only joined Fenerbahce last year, but having fired in 15 goals for them this season, could be set for a quick move – despite his contract still running until 2023.
Reports have previously claimed that he has told Fenerbahce chiefs to allow him to move to England at the end of the season – and those links have now become more specific, with Fanatik (via Sport Witness) recently claiming he was desperate to join Tottenham.
The chance to work under Jose Mourinho is said to be the biggest factor in persuading Muriqi, who believes the Portuguese coach could have the same impact on his career development as he did with Didier Drogba at Chelsea.
However, a derisory offer of just £4.5m will unlikely be enough to snare the striker, unless Levy is planning to add some players in exchange too.