Tottenham are considering an approach for Lyon forward Lisandro Lopez having closed in on a move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. The Mirror claims Spurs' technical director Franco Baldini has travelled to Spain to seal a deal for the former Real Madrid man.
With the north London side edging towards signing Soldado, Andre Villas-Boas has set his eyes on Lopez on strengthening Spurs' attacking division for the upcoming campaign. The 30-year-old managed 12 goals and registered two assists in 31 Ligue 1 appearances last season.
The former Chelsea manager had Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as the senior strikers at White Hart Lane during last season. However, the England international and the former Arsenal player have failed to fire, leaving AVB to bring in reinforcements to strengthen Spurs' attacking division.
Meanwhile, Lopez has one year left on his contract with Lyon and had earlier expressed his desire to leave during the transfer window. The Metro reports the French club are looking for a fee of £5m for the sale of the forward.
"I don't think it is possible for me to continue here. Before the end of the season I'm going to meet with the president and the coach and we'll see," Lopez said.
Lopez can operate as a central striker or on the wings and his versatile style of play would benefit the White Hart Lane club. His addition along with Soldado is likely to bolster the north London club's attacking line up.
Valencia president Amadeo Salvo revealed they already have a dialogue in place for the transfer of the Spanish international. However, Spurs are unwilling to match their £26m asking price and is believed to hold further negotiations this week.
"We have asked for £26m. What they've offered isn't too far off. Tomorrow we'll continue negotiations with [Tottenham]. The two clubs have spoken and Valencia made it clear that they wanted 30 million euros," Salvo explained.
"Tottenham's mission is to get the player as cheaply as possible, while ours is to receive 30 million. There's not much room for manouevre. For a deal to take place two things have to happen: the player has to want to go and they need to pay what Valencia demand. The board will study the situation," he added.