Tottenham could make a move for a South Korean teammate of Son Heung-min this month, according to a report.
Daniel Levy and Spurs are all set to step up interest in the center-back Kim min-jae with Chelsea entering the race for the player.
The Daily Mirror claim Spurs could prepare an offer for the 24-year-old in a bid to beat Chelsea to signing.
Jose Mourinho took an interest in the player last summer after Jan Vertonghen left.
Tottenham have spoken to their club Beijing Guoan, according to reports from Korea via Sports.news.naver.com.
A source told the website that “Regarding the transfer of Kim Min-jae, negotiations are underway between Beijing Guoan and the Tottenham club. Both teams are positive about the transfer ”.
However, Tottenham suffered two initial setbacks, with offers under £ 10million both rejected by Guoan. The Chinese side was looking for £ 15million.
Standing at 6ft 3in, Min-Jae is a towering center-back who is nicknamed “ the monster. ”
The newspaper now suggests that Spurs are not ready to be beaten by Chelsea.
The Stamford Bridge club celebrated Spurs’ transfer to Willian in August 2013. They snatched the Brazilian from under Levy’s nose in a £ 30million deal.
Spurs also have the advantage of having Kim’s international teammate Son already on board.
According to 90 mins in September, Son had stepped up efforts to try to convince Spurs to sign his teammate.
Min-jae’s contract expires in December 2021 and his Beijing is said to be ready to cash.
Remove a “ priority ” for PSG
Meanwhile, Tottenham star Dele Alli has reportedly requested a transfer from PSG to get closer to Mauricio Pochettino and bolster his hopes of playing the delayed Euro 2020.
the attacking midfielder has barely featured under Jose Mourinho this season after the Spurs boss has already questioned his attitude towards training.
The 24-year-old has been featured extensively in cup competitions and was impressive in the FA Cup victory at Marine last weekend.
Mourinho recently admitted that he doesn’t want to lose any of his top stars this month, with Harry Winks also linked to Valencia.
But Alli continues to be linked with a move to Paris, especially after taking over from former Spurs boss Pochettino.
And according to Téléfoot Chaîne’s Simone Rivera, Dele remains a priority for the French giants.