Tottenham are considering a move for long-term target Emmanuel Adebayor’s Manchester City team-mate and fellow striker Edin Dzeko.
The north Londoners are locked in a stalement with Adebayor , who refuses to budge on his £175,000-a-week wages and will also not take a pay-off.
Spurs have been exploring alternatives for some time and are now looking at the possibility of a move for Dzeko who, despite his goal in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton, is still surplus to requirements at the champions.
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international moved to Eastlands from German side Wolfsburg for £27million in January last year.
But he has started only seven games this calendar year and came
on as a substitute on Sunday only after Sergio Aguero was taken off injured.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas maintains the club are only after one more striker as he wants to keep Jermain Defoe and promote youngster Harry Kane to the first team.
Villas-Boas intends to play new boy Gylfi Sigurdsson or Rafael van der Vaart behind a single striker.