Jay Rodriguez
Tottenham are preparing a fresh January move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez amid interest from Liverpool Getty Images/Clive Rose

Tottenham are reportedly preparing a fresh approach for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez ahead of the January transfer deadline day.

According to the Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino, who is a long-term admirer of the English striker has reignited his interest in signing him and the club have contacted the Saints over a possible switch to north London.

The Argentine manager is keen to strengthen his striker force as Spurs continue in their quest to qualify for the Champions League and face Chelsea in the final of the Capital One Cup.

The north London club have been completely reliant on young striker Harry Kane on the goal scoring front due to Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado's continued struggle in finding the back of the net on a consistent basis.

This has prompted the Spurs manager to return to his former club to sign Rodriguez, who was in impressive form last season, before suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in March. The injury has kept the forward out of action for 10-months and he is currently in the process of making his comeback.

The south coast club will be keen to hold on to all their key players following a mass exodus last summer and have offered the striker a new contract, which he is yet to accept.

Apart from Tottenham, Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City have also been credited with interest in signing the striker.

Pochettino will be keen to bring in a striker before the end of the transfer window, especially to fill in the gap that could be left by the departures of Adebayor and Aaron Lennon.

The former has been linked with a temporary move away from the club with West Bromwich Albion, QPR and AS Roma interested, and the latter is thought to be close to completing a move to Hull City.