Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move in signing Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, according to The Times.
The 33-year-old left Southampton and made a switch to Anfield last summer. However, he has struggled to impress at the Merseyside club as he started in only seven league games and managed just three goals in all competitions in his debut season.
With Divock Origi returning from loan spell, the Reds have Benteke, Ings, Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Lambert as the options to lead the strike force. The Northern Irishman is set to allow the Italian duo and the former Saints man to leave this summer.
Lambert played under Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino while the two were at St Mary's Stadium. The South American boss wants to reunite with his player and bring him to White Hart Lane.
The north London club have heavily relied on Harry Kane in the 2014/15 season as Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado continued to struggle. The Times claimed that Tottenham are looking to bring in two strikers, which mean Adebayor and Soldado are likely to show the door.
Pochettino wants a back-up option for the young English striker. The former Southampton manager is aware of Lambert's situation at Liverpool and has shown his side's interest in securing the striker's services.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has already confirmed his side's interest in signing Lambert.
"Rickie is available. Liverpool have made that known. It's very important that we get players who will score goals, Rickie's got a great goalscoring record," Pulis said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"From what I can gather from people at Liverpool his fitness levels are very very good, and he is desperate to play football."
The Times also reported that Lambert is attracting interest from Leicester City and Crystal Palace, along with West Brom. Tottenham need to beat the league rivals if they want to land the Liverpool player this summer.