Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino earmarks three forwards for a January moveGetty Images/Richard Heathcote

Tottenham have made a forward their top priority for January and are keeping a close eye on Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez and Borussia Mönchengladbach winger Patrick Herrmann, according to the Daily Mirror.

Spurs have failed to live up to expectations this season and Pochettino believes that an overhaul of their insipid attack will go a long way in bringing balance to the squad.

The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have failed to live up to their potential, which has left the north London club struggling for goals.

Pochettino may also make a move for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, who is currently out of action owing to an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained last season. The Argentine has great relations with the player and may look to make a bid for the forward, having failed previously in securing a deal for Morgan Schneiderlin last summer.

Tottenham have fallen back on Harry Kane to pull them out of the woods after the England U-21 international scored late to secure a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the final minutes of the game last weekend. The win has taken them level on points with Liverpool on 14 but they still find themselves three points adrift of the Gunners in fourth spot.

Meanwhile, Andros Townsend believes that the source of the goals don't matter as long as they translate to points. Kane's winner last weekend gave Spurs three much needed points, which has kept them in touching distance of a top four spot.

"At the end of the day the Premier League is all about three points. We've played in games earlier on in the season where we maybe deserved to get the victory and didn't win the game, so while we perhaps weren't at our best today we'll take the three points. We needed that win and whichever way it came, we got it, so everyone's delighted," Townsend said.