Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering an offer for Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, cited by Sky Sports, the 20-year-old has a €12m (£9.2m) release clause in his Barcelona contract, which expires in 2017, and Spurs are weighing up a swoop.
The Londoners appear to be in the market for support for Harry Kane this January. The England international is their only recognised striker and has started all 22 of their Premier League games.
According to Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino, Marseille frontman Michy Batshuayi, Basel teenager Breel Embolo and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi are all on their radar as well as Sandro.
Any deal for several of those targets could be expensive and difficult to strike, but the London Evening Standard claims that Barcelona are encouraging Tottenham to pursue their young Spaniard.
The Standard adds that Barcelona knocked back a loan approach from La Liga counterparts Real Betis for Sandro and are instead keen to reach an agreement to sell him permanently to Spurs.
However, this deal would include a buy-back clause allowing Barca to bring Sandro home on the cheap, similar to the arrangement that the European champions have with Everton that would enable them to re-sign winger Gerard Deulofeu for about £6million at the end of the season, reports the Standard.
According to the Standard, Tottenham would be eager to remove this clause from the negotiations for Sandro, who has made only 10 league appearances for Barcelona this season and failed to score.
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