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Tottenham are hoping to beat Bayern Munich to the signature of French winger Antoine Griezmann, according to The Times (subscription required).
Griezmann, who currently plays for Real Sociedad in Spain, has long been considered one of the most exciting attacking prospects in Europe—and did his transfer hopes no harm with a strong showing for France at the recent World Cup in Brazil.
He is not Spurs' only target, however, with the club also hoping to beat Liverpool to the signing of Swansea's Ben Davies.
Gary Jacob writes:
Tottenham Hotspur are vying with Bayern Munich for Antoine Griezmann and have increased their offer for Ben Davies to £10 million, above Liverpool’s bid for the Swansea City left back.
The north London club are looking for a left-sided winger and Griezmann has declared that he wants to leave Real Sociedad this summer. Known for his speed, he has a £24 million buyout clause and is scheduled to return to Spain a week on Monday after being given time off having played for France in the World Cup.
He scored 16 league goals last season and has been followed by Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Jacob also notes that Spurs and Liverpool have shown an interest in young PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali in recent times.