Mauricio Pochettino is still weighing up how to get the best out of Harry Kane as he ponders his attacking options.
While there are no doubts over the ability of last season’s Golden Boot winner, Spurs could always do with another attacking midfielder to ensure the striker gets enough service.
The London Evening Standard reported last night that the Lilywhites are targeting Everton’s Ross Barkley, who is out of favour under Ronald Koeman.
That said, the 23-year-old played well in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Arsenal, so his manager could yet be won over.
Barkley’s situation is ultimately being surrounded by confusion. If he does leave Goodison Park, Tottenham seems a likely destination as he would fit their style of play, but the Sun have it that nobody wants to buy him.
The newspaper have an exclusive article claiming that while Koeman is determined to get rid of the England international, there are no serious suitors – and even Tottenham are unsure about taking him on.
Barkley has just 18 months left on his current deal, so Everton may want him out in January so they can make the maximum profit on him, but it all depends on how interested Spurs actually are.