As revealed by football.london earlier in the day, the north London outfit are finally closing in on agreeing a deal for a new forward more than 14 months after Fernando Llorente left the club on a free transfer.
Talks are still at a delicate stage but Spurs had narrowed down their striker search in recent weeks to a number of players competing across Europe’s leagues.
In addition, the club are hopeful of tying up the deal ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline day.
Among the names linked include Torino captain Andrea Belotti, Metz striker Habib Diallo and Benfica’s Haris Seferovic.
Meanwhile, the club retain an interest in Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik and while the Poland international is not currently the club’s main choice, he remains an option after being offered to a number of teams in the Premier League after his move to Roma collapsed.
However, the identity of Jose Mourinho’s number one target can now be revealed.
football.london understands Tottenham are trying to close a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius with an option to buy for £36.3m.
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The 25-year-old scored 24 goals and laid on 13 assists last season.
Interestingly, Spurs initially wanted to sign Carlos Vinicius earlier in the window but the price was too high.
With that said, the Portuguese side’s exit from the Champions League has helped matters slightly and the Lilywhites have between now and Monday to seal a deal.