French newspaper L’Equipe has suggested that Fenerbahce and Tottenham are leading the race to sign Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda.
Belhanda, 22, is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in world football and has been linked with a number of high-profile clubs.
The player seems to be ready for a fresh challenge and Montpellier president Louis Nicollin says the club will not stand in his way.
“Belhanda? I will let him go. I think he also wants to leave,” the controversial chairman said to Radio Monte Carlo. “The price? It rises to 15 (million) and all will be well.”
L’Equipe claims that Fenerbahce have made an €8 million offer for the player, while it is believed the player can be acquired for €12 million.
The only problem is that Tottenham are also keen, with Belhanda clearly preferring a switch to the English Premier League.
The player who scored 6 goals in 17 Ligue 1 games this season has been given permission to leave in the January transfer window, but it remains to be seen whether one of the interested clubs can reach an agreement with Montpellier.