Tottenham Hotspur reportedly face competition from Torino for the services of Josh King.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Serie A outfit are something of a surprise interested party in the Bournemouth forward, who is being tipped to leave the Vitality Stadium after the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
His attacking teammates Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser have already left the club to join Newcastle, and the Norwegian international may follow suit.
Torino are said to have made an offer for the player, who is supposedly still on Spurs’ transfer radar.
The Telegraph recently claimed the north London club are tracking the 28-year-old as they seek to land cover for Harry Kane.
But Jose Mourinho’s task of landing King may have become a bit more complicated with Torino on the scene.
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With the transfer deadline (October 5) fast approaching, Spurs need to get a move on to get another striker in.
Torino’s reported interest is not ideal, but one would imagine Spurs would still be a more likely destination for a player who has been a success in the Premier League over the past few seasons.
King, who earns £45,000-a-week at Bournemouth (Spotrac), still has a lot to offer and could be a great option off the bench for Tottenham.
Spurs officials will be hoping that’s a role he’d be happy to play.