Marca report that both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have shown interest in signing Cedric Bakambu from Villarreal.
The DR Congo striker has been in superb form this season, scoring an impressive 14 goals in 21 appearances for the Estadio de Ceramica side.
His form has therefore gained much admiration from a number of European clubs and in particular Premier League sides, which include Spurs and Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle.
Whilst, Villarreal are hoping the keep hold of the striker – Marca claim that a move could be made by either of the aforementioned, with a £44m release clause added in Bakambu’s contract back in July.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to provide back-up for in-form striker Harry Kane after Spaniard Fernando Llorente failed to provide such, whilst Benitez is desperate for a regular goalscorer, having seen his side drop to the relegation places.
The 26-year-old joined Villarreal in 2015 from Turkish side Bursaspor and has scored 46 goals in 101 games.
Prior to his move to Spain, his spell in Turkey saw him gain recognition with his country, before which he represented the French national side at youth level.
Whilst the interest from England is tentative, Villarreal will be doing everything they can to sure up the future the striker.