Spurs in late bid to land Frenchman.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will fly to France on Thursday to try to conclude a deal to sign Marseille forward Loic Remy, reports Sky Sports News.
Spurs have been tracking the 25-year-old since Harry Redknapp was boss and, with Friday’s transfer deadline fast approaching, Levy is hoping to conclude a late deal.
The north Londoners are in cash after selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £33m and have already recruited £15m Moussa Dembele from Fulham.
Cash-strapped Marseille admitted earlier this month that they may have to sell the France international to reduce their hefty wage bill, after missing out on European football this season following a dismal 10th place finish in Ligue 1 last term.
Levy’s trip will be his second out of the country in a week, after he flew to Ukraine to try to personally negotiate for Shakhtar winger Willian. But Spurs’ second bid of £11.5m for the Brazilian was rejected and they now appear to have turned their attentions to Remy instead.
The forward, who can play up-front or on the wing, scored more headed goals than anyone else in Europe last season. He has been with Marseille since August 2010, after previously having spells with Lyon, Nice and Lens.
Spurs are in need of striking reinforcements, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe currently the only senior forwards on the club’s books.
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