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Tottenham lead the chase for £10m-rated Swiss starlet Breel Embolo

Tottenham are favourites to sign highly-rated FC Basel striker Breel Embolo, according to reports in Mirror Sport.

The North London outfit’s transfer activity has been limited to defensive recruitments thus far as Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld remain the only signings under manager Mauricio Pochettino this summer.

During their 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season at the weekend, it became apparent that the squad is severly lacking in genuine quality in attacking areas and it appears Pochettino is looking to address the situation before the transfer window shuts early next month.

The Argentine boss is reportedly keen on signing Embolo for £10million and scouts from the North London outfit were in attendance as the 18-year-old score a six-minute brace against Luzern in the Swiss Premier League on Saturday.

It’s understood that Spurs are leading the race ahead of league rivals Aston Villa, West Brom and West Ham due to their policy of giving young players a chance in the first-team.

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