TOTTENHAM have opened talks with Stuttgart winger Nicolas Gonzalez over a £27million move this summer, according to reports.
The Argentine forward, 22, has been in scintillating form for the Bundesliga side in recent months.
Gonzalez scored eight goals in nine games following the enforced break last season to help fire Stuttgart back into the German top-flight.
And he's continued his purple patch by scoring five goals in ten Bundesliga games this season.
His red-hot form has attracted the attention of a host of European giants, including Juventus.
But The Athletic claim Tottenham hold the advantage having already kicked off preliminary talks with Gonzalez.
Juve also won't make a move until they have first shifted Federico Bernardeschi.
Spurs know they are unlikely to land their man this month.
But they are claimed to be happy to wait until the summer to sign Gonzalez in a bid to bolster their attacking ranks.
The Argentine ace won't come cheaply though, having signed a new contract at Stuttgart at the start of the season.
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His current deal does not expire until the end of the 2023-24 season.
The Bundesliga club are therefore chasing a fee of around £27m for the prized asset.
Gonzalez was once against the star man for Stuttgart at the weekend.
The winger scored one and assisted another in the 4-1 crushing of Augsburg on Sunday.
And Gonzalez has been sublime for his country too, scoring in both of Argentina's most-recent World Cup qualifiers.
The forward has now scored twice in his five games for his country's senior side.
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