Tottenham are expected to pay £ 45million (€ 50million) if they are to draw Marcel Sabitzer away from RB Leipzig.
Sabitzer is believed to be near the top of the transfer wishlist for Jose Mourinho, the Spurs boss looking to strengthen his squad this summer.
It’s unclear when the transfer window will open with England football currently postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mourinho is keen to strengthen himself in his entire squad, with the midfielder being a key point.
Austria international Sabitzer impressed Leipzig but German outlet Bild claim the Bundesliga club want at least € 50million for the 26-year-old.
He has scored eight goals in 25 league appearances this season, double what he had achieved in the previous campaign.
Sabitzer scored twice in Leipzig’s Champions League round of 16 triumph over Spurs, showing Mourinho exactly what he can do.
The midfielder said: “Last season I lacked a bit of calm in front of goal. I got it back.
Mourinho had been frustrated after the January transfer window as he desperately sought to sign a new striker following Harry Kane’s injury.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss said: “I can’t hide. If I say it’s easy to play three competitions without a striker, I’m going to lie. I can not lie.
“But if it’s not possible, it’s not possible. For me, what is good is that we are all together on this in the club.
“There is no one to blame.
“We don’t want a striker just helping us now. We want a striker to be good for our future, maybe to play with Harry Kane together in the future.
“And with the difficulties of the market, it was very, very difficult to find [one].
“Right now are we going to have a problem [at centre-forward]? Yes, we are going to have a problem. But it’s like that.”