Tottenham handed boost in Janssen chase, as striker rejects PSG move in favour of Lilywhites switch

Vincent Janssen is hot property, but it appears that Tottenham is his preferred destination.

Tottenham handed boost in Janssen chase, as striker rejects PSG move in favour of Lilywhites switch
'PSG, get away!' Janssen isn't interested in a move to France (photo: Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed another boost in their pursuit of AZ Alkmaar player Vincent Janssen, as the striker rejected a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, due to having his heart set on a move to London. 

Spurs have been tracking a number of forwards this summer, with Mauricio Pochettino desparate to provide some competition and help for frontman Harry Kane, who successfully carried much of the goalscoring burden last season.

Janssen's move to Spurs is proving tricky

There have been a number of names linked, but it does appear that Janssen is the club's number one target, even though the Dutch side AZ are playing hardball over his transfer fee, having rejected a bid in the region of £14million by the English club.

Janssen came out and criticised that, stating that he felt Spurs had made a high bid, and was frustrated to see his club reject it, given that he wanted to start pre-season with his new team.

Paris Saint-Germain had a bid accepted, but the striker turned them down

Things became even more complicated when PSG had a higher bid accepted, only for Janssen to turn around and state that he doesn't want to move to Paris, in the hope that should Tottenham fork out an extra few million, the deal will get done. 

However, should Spurs take too long in hiking their bid to an acceptable fee, the chances will increase that Janssen accepts a move elsewhere, and they lose out on a man that scored 27 goals in 34 games last season.

Elsewhere, another reported Tottenham target, Michy Batshuayi, confirmed that he will leave his club Marseille this summer. It's not thought that he'll make a move to White Hart Lane though, with Premier League rivals Chelsea reportedly closing in on his signature. 

Batshuayi has confirmed that he'll be moving away from Marseille
Batshuayi has confirmed that he'll be moving away from Marseille