Victor Osimhen is set for a likely last-minute U-turn to join Premier League club Tottenham for £73.5million, according to French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi.
The Super Eagles striker is on the verge of joining Serie A giants Napoli and it is understood his personal terms have been agreed.
But Bouhafsi claims the north London club are one of the two Premier League clubs trying to sign the Nigerian international but admits that Napoli are still in the lead.
And it has been suggested that only a last-minute disagreement could stop Gennaro Gattuso's side from signing Osimhen.
But Tottenham are understood to be in financial crisis after journalist Alasdair Gold revealed the Lily Whites sealed a £175m loan from the British government after incurring losses of £200m.
This situation could leave Spurs out of the race to sign the Lille striker who also has been linked with other top European clubs.
The 21-year-old had tremendous figures as a striker in the French league scoring 18 times and providing six assists in all competitions.
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His aerial abilities has earned his comparisons with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba by former teammate Nicolas Pepe after winning 4.4 duels per game.
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