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Reports: Tottenham shortlist three striker targets to fill Harry Kane void

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is set to strengthen his forward line in the January transfer window, according to transfer reports.

Spurs talisman Harry Kane pulled his hamstring in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary’s last weekend and is expected to be out until March.

While Tottenham have no shortage of firepower with Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura available, they still lack a senior proven striker like Kane.

The North London club could hand rising star Troy Parrott the big role, but the youngster’s relative inexperience and age make that prospect highly unlikely.

Instead, Tottenham are currently said to be mulling over signing a new striker with three players on their shortlist- Inter Milan’s Gabriel Barbosa (according to ESPN), AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek (according to Calciomercato) and Borussia Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer (according to the Transfer Window Podcast (28:55).

Barbosa has propelled himself back into the limelight while on loan at the Brazilian club Flamengo; he struck two late goals to clinch the Copa Libertadores for his side and became the top scorer in the competition with nine goals.

Piatek was spectacular last season as he got on the scoresheet 22 times in 37 Serie A appearances for Genoa and Milan, but he has been in and out of the Rossoneri team this term.

Alcacer importance at Dortmund could well diminish after Erling Haaland’s arrival from RB Salzburg.

Tottenham are in need of a winning run, with the club desperate for a top-four Premier League finish this term.

Kane’s absence will be a big ploy and Mourinho partnered Son and Moura in a two-man forward line in the FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Tottenham fans will hope for new arrivals in January, despite the Spurs boss initially saying he was happy with the squad he had at his disposal when taking over from Mauricio Pochettino.

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