The Senegal international has been in fabulous form for Rennes this season, impressing with his hold up play as well as his finishing ability.
The physical presence he has offered the Ligue 1 side upfront this season is arguably something Spurs have been missing since the departure of Fernando Llorente last summer.
It has been reported that the Lilywhites are keen on bringing the 25-year-old to North London when the transfer market opens.
However, Foot Mercato claimed earlier this week that Niang was considering an offer from Qatari giants, Al-Duhail.
L’Equipe have provided some clarity on the story as they reveal that Niang gas been left unconvinced by Tottenham’s offer as he is not attracted by the prospect of serving as a back up to Harry Kane.
The striker is said to prefer a move to Marseille but Andre Villas-Boas’ side are struggling to meet Rennes’ €20million (£18m) asking price.
The report asserts that Niang’s decision to hold talks with Al-Duhail is just to put pressure on Marseille to complete the deal, with the striker having set his heart on a move to the Orange Velodrome this summer.
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While Niang is by no means a prolific goalscorer, he would certainly be a great fit for the kind of option we are looking for as a back up to Kane. However, as always, the problem is that no ambitious striker would be willing to come to us and play second fiddle to the England captain.
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