Tottenham Hotspur are considering a double move to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old has been in impressive form for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 12 goals and managing 10 assists in all competitions this season. His contract with the German club is set to expire in the summer of 2017.
Kruse has a £9m ($13.95m) buyout clause in his contract and has been attracting interest from the north London club. Mauricio Pochettino has deployed Harry Kane to lead Tottenham's attack this season, who has impressed with his goal-scoring abilities.
The Argentine manager has Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado as other strikers in the squad. The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker has struggled to get regular playing time and the Spaniard has failed to fire when given chances.
The situation has forced Tottenham to enter the market in search of a new striker. Pochettino has set his sights on the German international as he is keen on bringing Kruse to White Hart Lane.
Kruse has helped Monchengladbach sit third in the league table. Any move from the Premier League side to sign the striker will see them face competition from Wolfsburg. The player's agent Tobias Sander admitted the decision has not taken on his client's future.
"Max has opted for the best athletic perspective. More I cannot say now. I will give everything to ensure that we finish the season in 3rd place and directly qualify for next season's Champions League," Sander told Bild.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are also closing in on securing the services of Wimmer. The Austrian international has reportedly held talks with Pochettino's side earlier this year and has already agreed terms to make a switch to White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old centre-back is set to be available for £4.3m ($6.6m) and Tottenham are set to finalise the deal for Wimmer over the next few weeks. With the defender edging closer to joining the English side and Kruse also on the radar, Pochettino is looking to further strengthen his side for the next season.