A selection of Spurs fans are keen to sign the Saint-Etienne prodigy and have admitted it would be a nice opportunity to get one over on their North London rivals, while also add a promising talent to their ranks.
It is being reported that they have bid more than what Arsenal have offered and that they will be meeting with Les Verts on Saturday with the intention of closing the deal.
The youngster is expected to continue his development at Saint-Etienne for a further season as the Ligue 1 outfit are demanding a loan to be included in the deal, which could ultimately benefit Tottenham if they were to acquire him.
RMC correspondent Mohamed Bouhafsi reports Tottenham have tabled a £27m offer and offered higher wages to force Saliba into rethinking his future commitment.
With Spurs now seemingly edging ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Saliba, should the Gunners improve their offer?
It would be to the frustration of the red side of north London should Saliba join Spurs after the Gunners looked to have all-but secured the deal.
Much has been made of Arsenal's restricted transfer budget this summer after missing out on Champions League football for yet another season.
It is not clear yet whether, like Arsenal were planning to do, Spurs would loan Saliba back to Saint-Etienne next season, but it is certainly a move that would be met with delight by their supporters, who would dearly love to steal a player from right under the nose of Arsenal.
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