Tottenham ready £18m bid for one of Serie A’s top stars

Tottenham Hotspur are plotting an audacious move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, report the Daily Mirror.

The 24-year old Italian international has been in top form for the Serie A as they aim to keep the pace with Juventus during the title race.

A versatile attacker able to play on the left, or as a second striker, he has scored 11 times and registered a further 10 assists.

A native to Naples, he has three years left to run on his deal with the club and is reportedly valued at around £18m.

While any deal is likely to be expensive, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be willing to sanction one or two top end transfers.

After two years making a profit and crafting a competitive young squad, manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to be rewarded for his sterling efforts.

With Champions League qualification looking likely this term, Spurs could be set to splash the cash on one of Europe’s top creative midfielders.