Tottenham are moving for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
L'Equipe says Tottenham have made an offer for Soumare.
But Spurs are ready to steal a march on their rivals having made a move for the Frenchman.
Soumare stated earlier this week: "I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. I know where I am today and that suits me.
"It is not time to leave – I don't want to leave with regrets."