Spurs looking to beat Chelsea to £12m-rated ‘young Ribery’ – report

Tottenham are lining up a fresh approach for Marseille attacker Florian Thauvin with the Ligue 1 side willing to listen to offers for their exciting youngster, according to the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old French winger is also being monitored by Chelsea and Valencia and has previously been compared to fellow Frenchman Franck Ribery by Toulouse coach Alain Casanova.

He has been with Marseille for the past two seasons and despite the fact he still has three years remaining on his current deal, the French club are willing to listen to offers for their youngster who is rated at £12.3 million by

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Spurs have previously enquired about the availability of Thauvin and Mauricio Pochettino could make an official attempt to sign him in the coming months.

He has made 32 league appearances with Marseille this season, scoring five goals with seven assists, but could be ready for a new challenge in the Premier League.

Another season without Champions League qualification looks on the cards for Spurs and that will mean a summer of change again, with the attack likely to be remoulded by Pochettino over the course of preseason.

Would Florian Thauvin be a good signing for Tottenham? Is he the sort of player they need?

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