Tottenham are reportedly leading the race for £18m-rated Metz striker Habib Diallo as they look to provide Harry Kane with support ahead of next season.

According to La Semaine, Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his side this summer in defence as well as offering Kane support up top with the England captain playing just about every minute of football for Spurs when fit.

However, it is believed Spurs are leading the race for the 25-year-old Senegal international who has made 26 appearances for the Ligue 1 side this season and scored 12 times (Transfermarkt).

The report coming out of France claims Spurs are among a list of English clubs looking at the striker with Leeds United, Chelsea and Leicester City also reportedly interested.

“Already last January, there was an offer from Tottenham,” Diallo’s agent told APS last month.

“Now he has received an exit offer and, as soon as the European markets open, (his departure) should be settled.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I have to admit, I have never seen Diallo play. However, I am all for bringing in a striker to support Harry Kane but it has to be the right one. We have seen before over the years that just because we have two strikers does not mean Kane can have a break as he often has to play because the other striker can’t score to save his life.

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