Tottenham Hotspur want to sign French Midfielder Corentin Tolisso, despite the fact that the midfielder said that a transfer to Arsenal would be a dream move.
The Lyon man is said to be valued at £37m, but reports from L'Equipe claim that Mauricio Pochettino's side are still interested in the formed OL youth star.
The midfielder has featured in 155 games for them since joining at youth level, and Spurs will now be weighing up whether £37m is too much to pay to add Tolisso to a midfield already featuring Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, as well as youngsters Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks all available.
On top of the high price tag, Spurs will need to consider Tolisso's comments about arch rivals Arsenal. Tolisso told France Football that: "Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal.
"I love the Premier League and I think I have the profile. This is the championship that also offers more competition, which is the most open, the most hard-fought and most spectacular."
Tolisso's admission that he loves the Premier League could give Spurs hope in their pursuit of the midfielder, but unfortunately for Mauricio Pochettino's side, it seems that the Gunners would be the Lyon star's preferred choice.
Tottenham spent £30m to bring Sissoko to White Hart Lane from Newcastle United, even though he publicly revealed his admiration for Arsenal, much like Tolisso has done. Should Tolisso join Spurs, he would struggle to do worse than Sissoko, who has only played in six Premier League games since joining Pochettino's side.