According to a report from Estadio Deportivo, Jose Mourinho has asked Daniel Levy to wrap up the signing of Maxime Lopez as soon as possible ahead of the summer transfer window.
Mourinho is said to be a big fan of the defensive midfield man from Marseille and wants to add him to the ranks in North London.
Spurs are arguably short in the holding role since selling both Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele, a deadly duo from the 2016/17 season.
The Daily Star previously reported that Lopez may be available for just £10m this summer, adding that both Tottenham and West Ham had been offered the chance to sign him.
The 22-year-old is entering the final year of his contract in France and talks have reportedly hit a speed bump over a potential renewal, opening the door for an exit.
Lopez came through the ranks at Marseille and has represented the first-team for the past four seasons, racking up 143 appearances and five goals (Wikipedia).
Spurs Web Opinion:
Even for a cash-strapped Spurs, £10m sounds like a feasible transfer fee this summer, particularly if the Lilywhites can sell some of their current players. Central midfield is definitely a position that needs strengthening, although I suspect that Hojbjerg is the number one target for Levy and Jose.
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