Ligue 1 outfit Marseille are ready to make a challenge for Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ryan Sessegnon.
According to La Provence, their manager Andre Villas-Boas could be about to ruin his former club’s plans by swooping for the Fulham teenager.
Spurs have been heavily linked with Sessegnon, with their interest stretching back to over a year ago now.
He has been expected to join the north Londoners, with his contract at Fulham expiring in 2020.
The Daily Mail reported that Spurs are to bid £30 million plus youngster Josh Onomah to get the deal over the line.
But now Daniel Levy’s job could be about to get more complicated.
The French side already have Jordan Amavi and Christopher Rocchia, but the club’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is supposedly a huge fan.
Spurs will surely still be able to get the Sessegnon deal over the line before Thursday’s deadline.
Having already had a taste of the Premier League, the 19-year-old would surely rather stay put in England, with Spurs a potentially perfect club to help him realise his potential.
The fact that the foreign transfer window is still open for a few more weeks shouldn’t matter for the English club.
La Provence state that Marseille only have around £14 million to put towards a deal, meaning they will have to find some extra cash from somewhere to scupper Tottenham’s plans.