Tottenham have made contact with France coach Laurent Blanc.

The Daily Star says both Spurs and Chelsea want Blanc, who will be out of contract with the French national side after Euro 2012, to take over the reigns next season.

Chelsea are currently leading the chase, however, Tottenham, are said to have also approached the 46-year-old.

Current Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is still the overwhelming ­favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, who quit last month.