He is fast becoming a hot property after some sparkling performances for Montpellier over the last few seasons and it has emerged that Tottenham and Fenerbahce lead the chase to acquire his services this month.

Morocco international Belhanda has reportedly opted to quit Montpellier this month after they failed to progress into the knockout stages of the Champions League, and there have been no shortage of interested parties.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter Milan are among those known to be keen on Belhanda, but it’s Fenerbahce and Tottenham who lead the race, after opening talks over a deal.

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According to L’Equipe, the 22-year-old has spent the last few days in negotiations with Fenerbahce over a contract, but that move has now collapsed, opening the door to Spurs.

Andre Villas-Boas is said to be keen to push through the transfer as soon as possible, but Fenerbahce chairman Abdullah Kigili has warned them that Montpellier won’t sell cheap. (The Metro)

It would be a massive coup is Spurs manages to sign the gifted young man and considering they could lose Gareth Bale in the summer, they need to start thinking about life without the Welshman.

But do not rule out Arsenal and Liverpool, who also need to sign in this transfer window.