Report: Chelsea enter race to sign striker targeted by Spurs

It looks like Tottenham may have competition from Chelsea to contend with if they wish to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy in the summer.

The Daily Mail reported last month that Tottenham sent scouts to run the rule over Guirassy when Amiens took on Paris Saint-Germain.

The 23-year-old netted a brace in the Ligue 1 encounter and Tottenham scout Brian Carey, who was in the stands at the Stade de la Licorne for the 4-4 draw was said to have been left suitably impressed by Guirassy’s display.

Spurs are hardly alone in their interest in the young striker with the likes of Aston Villa, Brighton, Leicester and Celtic also said to be following the Frenchman’s progress.

The Sun claims that Chelsea have also entered the race for the young forward and will send scouts to France to watch him in action.

Frank Lampard is said to have identified Guirassy as one of the club’s main targets in the summer as he looks to strengthen his front line.

Le11Ameinois report that the striker is likely to leave Amiens at the end of the season and will be available for a fee of around £18 million.

Spurs Web Opinion

Tottenham are being linked with an increasing number of young prospects from Ligue 1 for the past few months which indicates that the club has decided to focus on the French market in the summer. It is unsurprising given the number of relatively unknown talents from French football to have succeeded in the Premier League in recent seasons. Perhaps Joao Sacramento’s extensive knowledge of Ligue 1 might have something to do with the decision.

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