Andrej Kramaric
Tottenham keen to beat Chelsea and Leicester City to the signing of HNK Rijeka forward Andrej Kramaric. Getty

Tottenham are reportedly weighing up a move for highly-rated forward Andrej Kramaric, who plays for HNK Rijeka in Croatia.

According to the Mirror, Spurs' new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell made the trip to Seville to see the young Croatian striker in action in the Europa League for his club against Sevilla.

Mitchell, who joined Tottenham from Southampton last month, is wasting no time scouting targets for manager Mauricio Pochettino and they have identified Kramaric as a potential target in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Argentine manager is desperate to add a new forward following Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado's failure to find the net on a consistent basis and he has been linked with a few other strikers during recent months.

Reports suggested that Pochettino is targeting a major overhaul during the winter and that he is also willing to listen to offers for various Spurs players like Aaron Lennon, Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend.

Apart from the White Hart Lane outfit, Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on signing the forward, but it is league newcomers Leicester City, who reportedly made the first move and submitted a bid of £7.9m, which was swiftly dismissed by the Croatian club.

Meanwhile, the former Saints boss was delighted with his team's performance against Swansea City on Sunday, a game that was decided by a late winner from in-form midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The Spurs boss was pleased with the mentality shown by the players against a good and hard working Swansea team.

"I'm very pleased for the players and for our supporters, it's a big win and we're all happy," Pochettino said, as quoted on Spurs' official site.

"We defended well in the second half. We conceded the goal early and after that, Swansea pushed forward. They are a good team with good players and played well. We are in a good way too. We have a lot of young talent and we showed character and the right mentality," the Argentine manager added.