Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to make an audacious move to sign Juventus striker Paulo Dybala in the final weeks of the transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has long since been a keen admirer of the Argentina international, but actually signing him would not only be a significant move for the Londoners, but would send out a statement of intent across Europe of their ambitions in the upcoming campaign.
Tottenham have been looking to add to their attacking ranks throughout the summer, but to date the only men they have managed to acquire are Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, and they have already loaned the latter back to Leeds United, who they signed him from.
Having seen Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente leave since the end of last season, Spurs boss Pochettino only has Harry Kane as a senior striker at the present time, although he has utilised Son-Heung Min and Lucas Moura in that position in the past.
Clearly though, it is an area of the pitch that Tottenham need to strengthen in if they are going to become major players this season, and they are targeting one of the best in Dybala.
The 25-year-old is under contract with Juventus until 2022, but the Italian giants are believed to be willing to listen to offers for their striker, with the fee required said to be around the £80 million mark.
That would mean that Spurs would have to break their transfer record for the second time this summer if they are going to bring the Argentine to London, but with a need for a striker of paramount importance, and Pochettino clearly being an admirer of his countryman, there appears no stumbling blocks to what would be a sensational deal being completed before the window slams shut.