Jeremy Doku is set to sign for Manchester City this week, but it has emerged that Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea both made a late push to snap up the young star.

Since Harry Kane left Tottenham for Bayern Munich earlier this month, speculation has mounted surrounding the club’s attempts to bring in another forward player.

Spurs have bolstered their squad with smart signings already this summer, but are thought to be eyeing an array of attacking talent before the transfer window closes.

Among those linked to the Lilywhites are wingers such as Brennan Johnson (Independent) and Wilfried Gnonto (LondonWorld). Meanwhile, more traditional strikers like Gift Orban (CaughtOffside) and Elye Wahi (Foot Mercato) are also rumoured to be on the club’s radar.

Last week, it was claimed by the Independent that Tottenham, Man City, and West Ham were all looking to make a move for Rennes attacker, Jeremy Doku.

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Spurs interest pushed Doku’s price higher

That report claimed Manchester City were confident of getting a deal across the line, and it seems they have got their way. According to Sky Sports, the 21-year-old is set to join Pep Guardiola’s side in a £55.5m deal, pending a medical this week.

However, things almost didn’t go to plan for City. In a report from The Athletic, it is claimed Rennes bumped up their asking price for Doku after Tottenham and Chelsea looked to enter the race late on.

Apparently, City were actually worried the Belgian international could join Spurs. However, the player himself was keen to move to the Etihad.

Spurs Web Opinion

Manchester City have acquired yet another incredible talent as they continue to build an unstoppable squad. Adding Josko Gvardiol and Jeremy Doku to that team this year really does leave the Premier League open to becoming a very one-sided competition for the next few years.

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