Tottenham are believed to be interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan as manager Andre Villas-Boas looks to add more goals to his squad for next season.

Spurs have relied heavily on the goal-scoring of Gareth Bale this season and it seems that Villas-Boas is keen to take some of the burden away from the winger.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has stated his intention to leave Shakhtar at the end of the season. [Reuters]

While many have suggested that a new striker will arrive it seems as though Mkhitaryan has emerged as a genuine target. The attacking midfielder has scored 19 goals in just 20 appearances this season and has helped Shakhtar move 15 points clear at the top of the table.

The Express reports that Tottenham have already been in contact with the Ukrainian champions as they consider making an offer in the summer.

Mkhitaryan has admitted that he would like to leave at the end of this season in order to play for a 'stronger' club.

"For every player, to play for the strongest clubs in the world is a dream, and the main goal," said Mkhitaryan. "I will do everything possible to move this summer to a different team."

The 24-year-old has already won two league titles with Shakhtar and has plenty of experience playing in the Champions League. With Tottenham pushing for a place in Europe's elite competition they would hope that they could prove that they could match the midfielder's ambitions to keep playing at the highest level.

Tottenham will likely face some stiff competition for the Armenian as reports that Chelsea have are also believed to be interested in signing Mkhitaryan after he impressed playing against them in the Champions League.

Should Tottenham fail to land the prolific midfielder then reports suggest that they are also tracking Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo who was previously close to moving to Everton during the January transfer window.

With just two senior strikers at the club in Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor, there is a feeling that Villas-Boas will attempt to sign one more forward after missing out on Leandro Damiao in January.