Fulham will slap a £40million price tag on Ryan Sessegnon this summer, with Tottenham ready to make a huge effort to sign the England Under-21 star.

The biggest stumbling block Mauricio Pochettino will face in his pursuit of the youngster will be Fulham’s asking price, with Spurs keen to pay much closer to £25m for Sessegnon.

But Tottenham have identified the teenager as a key target this summer and will back up their interest with a firm offer in the coming weeks.

After coming through the system at Craven Cottage, Sessegnon, who is entering the final 12 months of his deal, is set to leave the club this summer as he looks to continue playing top-flight football.

There is no shortage of takers for the 18-year-old left-footer, Paris Saint-Germain also have a serious interest in Sessegnon.

But Spurs are understood to be most advanced in attempts to prise the talented teen away from Fulham this summer.

Pochettino has money to spend following two consecutive transfer windows without signing a single player.

Sessegnon has been a long-term target for Tottenham but Fulham has so far refused to consider offers.

But following their relegation, the Cottagers are growing increasingly resigned to losing Sessegnon this summer.