Giuseppe Rossi

Tottenham Hotpsur are considering a January move in signing Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi, according to the Mirror.

The 26-year-old joined the Italian club from Villarreal in the summer. Since his move to Fiorentina, Rossi has been in impressive form. He has already scored 11 goals and managed two assists in 13 Serie A starts this season.

The report claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will sanction £30m in brining the former Manchester United man to White Hart Lane in the winter transfer window. The north London club have spent over £100m in the summer, which includes a £26m signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia.

However, the Spanish striker has failed to fire for Andre Villas-Boas' side this season, scoring four goals in the league. Soldado scored three goals from the spot-kick while scoring the other goal from an open play.

England international Jermain Defoe is likely to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC in January to boost his chances of getting into the national squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In addition to this, Emmanuel Adebayor has been dropped down the pecking order.

Should Defoe leave Spurs in January, it will leave Villas-Boas with Soldado as the only option to lead his side's attack.

Spurs have struggled to fire in front of goal, having managed just 11 goals from 13 league games this season. Their poor start to the campaign has seen the sit ninth in the league table with 21 points from 13 games.

The Mirror also claims that the former Chelsea manager has a month's time to save his future at the Lane. The north London side's technical director Franco Baldini has already started working on signing Rossi in January as Spurs looks to strengthen their strike force.

Spurs were keen on signing Rossi in the summer while with his former club Villarreal. The striker has already been in brilliant run for Fiorentina and the English outfit could make an approach for the Italian's signature once the transfer window opens on 1 January.

The addition of Rossi to Spurs' squad is likely to force Defoe and Adebayor to consider their future at the north London club.