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Tottenham refusing to buckle in chase for Montpellier forward despite being quoted £28m

Cengiz Under and Elye Wahi

Cengiz Under battling with Elye Wahi in a match between Marseille and Montpellier

Tottenham are reportedly still in the hunt for an impressive Ligue 1 forward this summer, despite being told that he could cost them as much as £28million.

The north London club are expected to bring in another attacker while doubts continue to surround Harry Kane’s long-term future, with the England skipper yet to commit to a new deal.

Lucas Moura will also move on in the summer, while loan signing Arnaut Danjuma will return to Spain after failing to make any impression at all – despite scoring on his debut in the FA Cup at Preston.

That leaves a vacancy in Tottenham’s first-team squad for another forward, assuming that Bryan Gil is offloaded either on loan again or permanently this time around.

And, according to Jeunes Footeux, Spurs scouts have been watching Montpellier’s Elye Wahi ‘very closely’ since the start of this year.

The France Under-21 star has scored 12 goals and added three assists in 25 outings so far this season for a Montpellier side sitting in mid-table.

However, the fact that he remains under contract until 2025 means the French side have set a price tag of €32m (£28m) for any potential suitors.

The report adds, though, that the figure stated is ‘not enough’ to scare off Premier League clubs, which includes Spurs.

Wahi is also aware of the links, having also been tipped to join north London rivals Arsenal as well.

Montpellier stars offers attacking versatility

The 20-year-old has mainly operated as a central striker at Montpellier. However, he also has the ability to play out wide if needed.

That sort of flexibility is always beneficial to top clubs, although a move for Wahi very much depends on who the next permanent manager of Tottenham actually is.

Former Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the new favourite for the role after being axed by the Foxes.

However, Mauricio Pochettino, Julian Nagelsmann, Vincent Kompany and Roberto De Zerbi also remain in the running.

Spurs will be looking to jump back into the top four when they host in-form Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

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