TOTTENHAM must pay at least £34million to land defender Piero Hincapie.

The Bayer Leverkusen centre back is on Spurs boss Antonio Conte’s wishlist as he continues with his summer spending spree.

Tottenham have been told to pay £34m to Bayer Leverkusen for Piero Hincapie

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Tottenham have been told to pay £34m to Bayer Leverkusen for Piero HincapieCredit: Getty

Midfielder Yves Bissouma, forward Ivan Perisic and keeper Fraser Forster are already on board as Tottenham lead the way in the Premier League this transfer window.

And Conte is not stopping. 

A left-sided centre half is seen as a key addition to the squad as the Italian plots for the extra demands of Champions League football and a genuine title push next season.

A move for Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni fell through with the player pledging his future to the Italian side.

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Now Hincapie, 20, has come onto Conte’s radar but he will have to pay dearly for such a young player.

The Ecuador international has just completed a season in the Bundesliga and is emerging as a key figure in the squad.

Leverkusen finished third in the table so they too will be in the Champions League this coming campaign.

He has been valued by his club at £34m after helping his country qualify for the World Cup finals in Qatar this winter.

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Leverkusen are well aware of the interest being generated by their young player and are braced for several offers this summer with the lure of Premier League football hard to resist.

Other names Spurs have been linked with include a return for Christian Eriksen.

The Dane, 32, spent the second half of last season at Brentford but his six-month deal expired at the end of the campaign.

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