Fabio Quagliarella
Reports suggest Arsenal are ready to bid for Italy international Quagliarella. (Reuters)

Tottenham are planning a bid for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella in January, according to the Metro.

Manager Tim Sherwood is looking to add at least two new faces to the squad and has made a striker his top priority with Daniel Defoe transferring to MLS side Toronto FC. Spurs are in good form in the league, unbeaten in their last five games, winning four in the process. The run includes a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford but Sherwood believes that they need to reinforce in the attacking front, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado the two dedicated players in that position.

Chairman Daniel Levy has told Sherwood that he will be allotted sufficient funds in January, having spent more than £100m last summer which has failed to reap proper dividends. Quagliarella, who has failed to make the starting line-up with the Serie A leaders, is said to be available for as low as £4m. The player was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer but the Gunners decided against making a move for the forward, leaving Tottenham clear favourites for his signature.

Spurs are battling for a top four spot this season alongside Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton and need to strengthen if they have to have any chance of overpowering the teams above them. Meanwhile, playmaker Christian Eriksen believes that he has a lot to offer as a player and that he is yet to fulfil his potential his potential at Tottenham since transferring from Ajax.

"I have a lot more to show. I'm lucky I can provide goals and create some chances, but I can still do better and I will work every day to do that. It's been a good career until now and I'm really happy to win the Danish award and to score some goals. I'm really happy to play here," Eriksen told the Official Tottenham Website.

"Hopefully we can continue that form. We need to do that to stay at the top because all the other teams are winning as well. We have to keep that pressure on the other teams," he added.