Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as fresh contenders to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, according to L’Equipe.
The north London giants have been active in the transfer window, and they have already made three signings.
Cristian Romero has been brought to bolster the heart of the backline, but they are eyeing another central defender.
They have been in contact with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovic, but it appears that the Serbian will stay put.
The focus has now shifted to Zouma, who is widely expected to leave the European champions this month.
The Blues have their sights on landing Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, who could cost more than £50 million up front.
The west London giants need to free up space and funds for the transfer, and Zouma looks set to leave soon.
The Blues want around £25m for the France international. West Ham United have also been linked with his services.
Spurs may have the advantage over the Hammers, who are reluctant to meet the player’s wage demands of £125,000-a-week.