Tottenham push ahead by opening discussions for impressive Ligue 1 winger

Tottenham Hotspur have stolen a march in the race to land Ligue 1 sensation Sofiane Boufal, according to Foot Mercato

Such is the nature of his impressive for Lille this season, the 22-year old is thought to have emerged as a target for some of England’s top sides.

He’s scored 12 goals from wide positions, emerging as one of the hottest talents in French football.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all believed to retain an interest in the winger, whose drawn comparisons with Eden Hazard.

However, the report claims it is Spurs who have stolen a march in the race to land him and have opened up discussions with Lille.

While it suggests no fee has yet been agreed, the channels of communication are understood to be open between the two parties.

It’s been a remarkable season at White Hart Lane, with the side still challenging for the league title and all but certain to play Champions League football next term.