Tottenham have had a bid of £10 million plus Nacer Chadli accepted by PSV Eindhoven for Manchester United target Memphis Depay, according to the Daily Mirror.
The youngster is one of a crop of players to have starred for the Netherlands at the World Cup, having been given the chance to shine by now Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
In 32 Eredeivisie appearances last season he managed 12 goals, while he bagged a couple in Brazil to add to his tally. That form appears to have caught the attention of both Manchester United and Tottenham who are keen on securing his services.
However it is Spurs who appear to have got the jump on their Premier League rivals by having an offer of £10 million plus Chadli accepted by his club according to the Mirror.
Chadli arrived at White Hart Lane last year as part of a £100 million transfer splurge but failed to find his best form, and has seemingly been deemed by new boss Mauricio Pochettino as surplus to requirements.
Crucially for Spurs, it appears as though some hesitation at Manchester United may have aided their attempts to sign the 20-year-old. According to the Mirror, Van Gaal wanted Depay to remain with PSV for another season in order to help his development and so seemingly delayed following up on his interest.
Manchester United plans
Although Manchester United have signed two players in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for a combined fee of around £60 million, as yet the drastic overhaul that most of the club's fans expected has not truly begun.
They've been linked with the likes of Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels amongst others but neither of those deals look plausible as things stand, while their move for Thomas Vermaelen has seemingly hit a stumbling block because Arsenal would prefer not to sell to a rival. Van Gaal now has under a month to secure the players he needs to implement his master plan.
Spurs meanwhile have had a much quieter window than last time round, and Pochettino has so far been focused on bolstering his defensive unit. Michel Vorm and Ben Davies have arrived from Swansea, while Eric Dier has been snapped up from Sporting Lisbon.
Now they look to be focussing on improving their attacking line up, and Pochettino has seemingly identified Depay as the man to fill the void left by Gareth Bale on the left wing.