Tottenham are confident of adding a striker to the blockbuster captures of Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, Football Insider understands.
Spurs are in advanced talks to sign Bale on an initial loan that could eventually become permanent and a deal could be finalised by the end of the week.
The north Londoners are also set to announce the signing of left-back Reguilon today after agreeing the terms of a £28m transfer with Real.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that manager Jose Mourinho and chairman Daniel Levy are in agreement that a senior centre-forward is still needed ahead of the 5 October cut-off.
Bale will add dynamism and drive to the forward line if, as now seems very likely, he completes a sensational return to the club seven years after his £86million exit.
But an orthodox striker who can lead the line and operate with his back to goal is also wanted to round off what Mourinho envisages can be a potent attack.
Tottenham have seen a number of centre-forward pursuits collapse in recent week after extensive talks.
Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth has agreed to join RB Leipzig for over £20million, while a loan-to-buy bid for Torino’s Andrea Belotti has also been knocked back.
Tottenham have also offered a lucrative contract to Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik but he is closing in on a move to Roma.
Spurs could now look closer to home by reigniting their interest in Bournemouth’s Josh King but he is regarded by Mourinho and his coaches as more effective out wide or behind the main striker.
In other news, Tottenham have accepted a 7-figure bid for international ace.