TOTTENHAM are interested in a January move for Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.
Spurs are looking to add one or two additions to their squad this window with right wing-back and an attacking player the priorities.
Versatile Trossard, 28, is on their radar for the latter role but other Premier League clubs are also keen, with arch-rivals Arsenal believed to be among them.
The Belgian’s contract with the Seagulls expires at the end of the season.
But SunSport understands Albion have the option to extend it by a further year, which they will do if he is still at the club beyond the January window.
Trossard has seven goals in the Premier League this season, including a hat-trick at Liverpool in October, though his form has nosedived since returning from the World Cup.
He was criticised for his work ethic by Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi ahead of their 5-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday and missed that FA Cup clash with a calf problem.
Arsenal’s long-standing interest dates all the way back to before Trossard joined Brighton in 2019 in Genk.
Speaking exclusively to SunSport shortly after signing during a pre-season trip to Austria, Trossard felt a switch to the Amex was the smart move at the time which could lead to a bigger move in the future.
Speaking in July 2019, he said: “The Brighton project is more for me at the moment.
“Maybe in a few years I have another idea, I show myself in the Premier League and we can make the next step.”
Brighton have raked in millions in recent years following the big-money sales of Ben White to Arsenal, Marc Cucurella to Chelsea and Yves Bissouma to Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Spurs are big fans of Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro, previously of Manchester City, but are currently unwilling to pay his £36.7million buy-out clause.