Tottenham Hotspur may have spent big over the course of the summer but it seems manager Andre Villas-Boas still feels he needs another striker as he seeks to land Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The Argentine was signed from Napoli in the summer of 2012 for £22.8m and made 42 appearances in his first season, but saw the club spend big once again to sign his former teammate Edinson Cavani for just over £54m.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Cavani at the club, Lavezzi is said to be concerned that he will not get regular game time this season which could affect his chances of making the Argentina squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

The Metro reports that Tottenham are fully aware of his situation in Paris and are prepared to make an offer in January in order to try and convince him to make the move to north London.

Spurs do have Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado on their books but there is a suggestion that Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way out come the new year, therefore making room in the squad for another striker.

The Togo international has fallen out of favour with Villas-Boas and was forced to train with the reserves earlier this season.

With Tottenham struggling for goals this season, having scored just six goals in seven games, the situation is likely to be addressed in January as Villas-Boas is determined to secure a top four finish.

Lavezzi has been far from prolific during his career but he has the ability to play in a front three on either wing or in a central position. Last season he scored just three league goals but he did provide seven assists and is known for his ability to create chances for other forwards.

The 28 year old has made 27 appearances for Argentina and earlier this month scored two goals in the 3-1 win over Peru. However, in order to make sure he is in the plans of manager Alejandro Sabella he will need to obtain regular action.

Tottenham proved in the summer that they were willing to spend big, having broken their transfer record on three occasions, and may well decide an approach for Lavezzi in January is what is needed to help their push for Champions League football.