Spurs ahead of Manchester United in race to sign 27-goal striker

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Spurs ahead of Manchester United in race to sign 27-goal striker

Manchester United could lose out to Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign £12million-rated Holland forward Vincent Janssen.

AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen is a hot commodity in Premier League terms.

The forward, who finished on top of the Eredivise's scoring charts with 27 goals in 34 overall appearances, has been linked with several top-flight English clubs.

It looks as though Spurs are best placed to secure the Holland striker's signature, with the Express suggesting that White Hart Lane is the forward's likeliest destination.

This follows on from a previous Daily Mirror report that Spurs had agreed a £12million fee with AZ for Janssen, with Arsenal said to have been holding off from signing the striker as they waited on a potential Jamie Vardy deal.

United, along with West Ham United, are now said to be chasing the forward.

Jose Mourinho has made just one signing so far, in the form of centre-half Eric Bailly, as he looks to put his stamp on the Old Trafford dressing room.

Janssen made his international debut against England, scoring a penalty and laying on the other goal as the Netherlands beat Roy Hodgson's side 2-1.

Janssen battles with potential teammates Kyle Walker and Chris Smalling

Mauricio Pochettino has long been keen to bring in adequate striking support at Spurs for Harry Kane, even more so now that a Champions League campaign is on the club's 2016/17 agenda.

With so many Premier League outfits looking to sign Janssen, it would be no surprise to see the AZ man's final price ending up much higher than £12million.