Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has indicated signing another striker will be the club's priority during the summer transfer window.
Harry Kane leads the Premier League goal scoring charts having enjoyed another sublime campaign, with 25 to his name with one game of the season remaining. Given he is the club's only recognised centre forward, the England international has started the club's last 65 league games and Pochettino admits the club needs an extra striker if they wish to challenge again for the Premier League crown next season.
"It is obvious we need to improve our offensive area. We don't need too much. We play with one striker, Harry Kane – and it is true that Nacer Chadli, Heung-Min Son and Clinton Njie can all play this position," Pochettino was quoted as saying by The Sun.
"But we need a proper striker to improve our squad. It is a big challenge for us to fight again for a second season."
Tottenham made four bids to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino during last summer's transfer window, failing on each occasion as the Baggies held firm in their valuation of the player.
The club are also tracking Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. Speaking to French radio station RMC in April, Pochettino confirmed Tottenham's interest in the the 22-year-old Belgium international, but is aware a number of other clubs will also be hopeful of signing him this summer.
"We are looking for a striker this summer. Batshuayi is a young player who has a lot of talent. He is logically followed by many clubs. We have information about him, he has good potential. Then we will see, we also have other players in our sights."
Tottenham might have to break their transfer record to prise Batshuayi away from the Stade Velodrome, with Marseille president Vincent Labrune insisting the club are expecting a fee of €50m (£35m, $57m) for their prized asset.
"There is not a single top 15 world club that is not interested in Batshuayi," Labrune told La Derniere Heure.
"He is one of the most wanted players on the market. There were a lot of offers for him this summer, but he did not want to leave. He is proving himself on the pitch. And if clubs want him then they are going to have to pay up. Around €50m."