North Londoners keen to bring more attacking firepower to the Lane this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign £15 million-rated Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, says the Daily Mirror.
The Belgium international has enjoyed a sensational debut season in the Premier League having arrived at Villa Park from Genk last summer in a deal worth just £8m, scoring 15 goals in the process.
And now the North Londoners have declared their interest in the 22-year-old forward, along with fellow top-flight giants Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, as well European powerhouses Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
“It is normal that if you go to a club and do well, then other clubs will show an interest,” said Benteke’s agent Kismet Eris.
“Christian has shown that he can play in England.
“So why not take the step up to the next level if the opportunity is there?
“At the end of the season interested clubs will talk to Villa – but it has to be right for Villa, the buying club and Christian.
“If all three parties are agreeable then something could happen.
“But right now his focus is on Aston Villa – and helping them stay in the Premier League.
“He wants to repay Paul Lambert for the faith that has been shown in him.
“He has scored a lot of goals this season and wants to give 100 per cent between now and the end of the season.
“But Villa will now ask a big price for Christian, much more than they paid for him, because Paul Lambert was the one who gave him his chance.
“There will be clubs asking about Christian next summer because he’s proved he can do it in England.
“None of the big clubs wanted to take a chance on Christian when he was still unknown.
“I have been with Christian for 10 years now.
“I know what his ambitions are, he wants to do well in England.”