Turkish outlet Fotospor have reported that Tottenham Hotspur have made a £23m bid for Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth.

However, there is a battle going on for the signature as Spurs face competition from RB Leipzig.

The situation is made no easier with the complicated addition of the buy option included in the deal that saw Sorloth join the Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor for the last two seasons.

Having bagged 24 goals in 34 appearances in his first campaign, interest in the powerful frontman is high, leading to much speculation over his next destination.

Due to the clause, both Palace and Trabzonspor must sanction a deal for the striker, with the Turkish side reportedly wanting £18m from any potential transfer, with Palace expecting at least £8m for themselves – meaning any offer would have to be close to £30m – a figure all interested parties are working towards.

Having failed to make the grade at Selhurst Park, the 24-year-old has made quite the name for himself in Turkey and now finds himself in the middle of a confusing transfer battle.