Tottenham are preparing themselves for life without talisman Gareth Bale and have reportedly planned to splash the cash from the Welshman's sale on four high-profile players.

According to, manager Andre Villas-Boas has asked club chairman Daniel Levy to sign a left-back, a centre-back, a winger and a striker with the money raised from selling the 24-year-old to Real Madrid.

Roma stars Pjanic and Lamela are targets for Spurs

The Spanish giants are understood to be claiming they have agreed a world record fee of £105m with Spurs for the transfer of Bale. And the north London outfit are now ready to use a significant percentage of that amount in strengthening their team.

Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao and Argentine winger Angel Di Maria have been touted as potential makeweights in a Bale deal but their high salary packages at the Santiago Bernabeu could stop them from moving to White Hart Lane.

Young Spanish forward Alvaro Morata and former Spurs playmaker Luka Modric have also been named as part of a Bale deal but Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists they are very much part of his plans for next season.

The Daily Mirror sheds some light on some of the attacking players Tottenham will look to land this month, with Roma forward Erik Lamela and Paris St Germain (PSG) forward Javier Pastore leading the pack.

The Express claims Spurs have lined up Lamela as the man to replace Bale and the Argentine is now Villas-Boas' top target. The 21-year-old, known for his dribbling skills and pace, notched 15 goals and five assists from 33 Serie A appearances for the Giallorossi last season.

Meanwhile, Lamela's compatriot Pastore - who moved to PSG from Palermo for around £34m in 2011 - is a more expensive option. The 24-year-old has managed 17 goals and 13 assists from 67 appearances in the Ligue 1 so far.

Tottenham are also understood to be hot on the heels of Lamela's Roma team mate Miralem Pjanic, who is also being pursued by Barcelona and PSG. The Bosnian midfielder, who was once close to joining Arsenal, scored three goals and had six assists from 20 starts in Italy's Serie A last season.

Other players understood to be on Villas-Boas' radar include QPR striker Loic Remy, Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen, Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman and Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.