Tottenham are hoping that they will finally be able to agree a deal for a striker in the coming weeks as they prepare to make an official offer for Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao.
Goal.com has reported that Tottenham have sent scouts to watch every Brazil game at the London 2012 Olympics and the club are now prepared to sanction a £15million offer for Damiao.
The Internacional striker has scored four goals in as many games for Brazil at the Olympics and has been on the radar of Tottenham for some time after impressing for both club and country in the past 18 months.
Damiao has scored a sensational 70 goals in 115 appearances for Internacional and is largely considered to be the man that will lead the line for Brazil for the foreseeable future as he is still just 23-years-old.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is well aware of his need to strengthen his front line and has been frustrated at attempts to seal a permanent deal for Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor.
Spurs have already agreed a £4million fee but they have been unable to agree terms with Adebayor who is demanding that Manchester City pay the entire transfer fee to him.
The report on Goal.com states that Tottenham are now considering alternatives for Adebayor and Villas-Boas has indicated to the board that he would like to bring Damiao to White Hart Lane this summer.
Damiao's agent Vinicius Prates is currently in England with his client and it has been reported that he has already held talks with representatives from Tottenham.
The north London side currently have just one senior striker in Jermain Defoe and are well aware that they need more options if they are to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal for a place in the top four.
The Gunners have added extra fire power in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski, while Chelsea have also spent big this summer signing Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and another Brazilian youngster in Oscar.