Chelsea started negotiations with 24-year-old Ligue 1 centre-forward

The London giants are amongst the Premier League teams that are keeping tabs on Amiens centre-forward Serhou Guirassy. West Ham United, Bournemouth and Brighton were eyeing a move for the battle in the winter transfer windows.

Those Premier League clubs will now be kicking themselves as Spurs scouted U20 France international during his side’s recent 4-4 draw with Paris Saint-Germain. Blues are also keeping a close eye on Serhou. Guirassy bagged two goals with the Ligue 1 champions with the scouts in attendance.

It’s claimed that the 23-year-old centre-forward would be available for £18m this summer. The French striker has been one of the few bright sparks in an Amiens side that are second to bottom in Ligue 1. Guirassy has vast potential and can become a top-class striker if he continuous improvement.

Serhou has bagged eight goals and registered one assist in 21 games in the French top-flight this season. Both Spurs and Chelsea require a quality backup centre-forward.

The London club need someone else to challenge England international Tammy Abraham for the No.9 spot, with Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi looking unconvincing in their bit-part roles this campaign. Tottenham, on the other hand, certainly need another option to the upfront as a backup to Harry Kane.

The Three Lions’ captain is currently sidelined with an injury, this massive blow has led to Jose Mourinho deploying wide forwards Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son up top. Chelsea heavily linked with Napoli striker Dries Mertens, PSG centre-forward Edinson Cavani, Real Madrid attacker Luka Jovic and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.