Tottenham are considering a move in signing West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino in January, according to the Daily Mail.
The north London club lack firepower in their attacking division as Mauricio Pochettino has Harry Kane, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.
The Spain international has continued to struggle since making a switch to White Hart Lane, while the former Arsenal and Manchester City man has not featured for Tottenham since their defeat to Stoke City last month.
Pochettino was keen on securing the services of his former striker Jay Rodriguez in the mid-season transfer window. However, the England international has not returned to action after he sustained a serious knee injury last season.
The situation has seen the Argentine manager look elsewhere in the transfer market and he has now made Berahino, who is valued to be around £25m, the No1 target in January. The 21-year-old has already bagged seven goals from 17 league appearances this season.
The former Southampton manager is unhappy with several first team players who are available at his disposal at White Hart Lane. He is looking to sanction the sale of several players, and is keen to add new names to the squad in January.
Berahino has emerged as a target as Pochettino looks to bolster his side for the second half of the season in order to improve Tottenham's chances of finishing the season in top four.
However, the Tottenham side will face competition from Liverpool for Berahino's services. Brendan Rodgers is also looking to sign a striker when the transfer window re-opens next month.
Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has ruled out reports linking Berahino's move away from The Hawthorns.
"I wish to assure our supporters that Saido Berahino will not be going anywhere in January or, I hope, next summer," Peace told the club's official website.
"It is not in our minds at all to trade a footballer the club has worked so diligently to develop."
"He is contracted to play for West Bromwich Albion until at least the summer of 2017 and we are happy to sit down with him and discuss extending that commitment on terms which recognise his continuing improvement as a footballer and his growing importance to our own plans."