Tottenham Hotspur are considering making a move in the summer to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to the Goal website.
Citing a report in The Daily Mirror, they claim Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is giving serious thought to bringing in another forward as cover for England captain Harry Kane.
The 25-year-old has missed Tottenham’s last six matches with an ankle injury and, coupled with others being absent, the Argentine has been forced to shuffle his line-up accordingly.
With Vincent Jansson no longer part of his plans, Fernando Llorente is the only other out-and-out striker Pochettino has at his disposal although Lucas Moura and Heung-Son Min are also capable of leading the line.
Sturridge, however, whose contract at Liverpool expires in the summer, would give him another striking option should Kane have to sit out matches in the future.
The England international, 29, has made 20 appearances for the Reds this season, scoring four goals.
With 26 outings for his country – and another four for the Great Britain Olympic side – behind him, Sturridge offers plenty of experience and familiarity with the English game.
As he has also previously played for Chelsea and Manchester City, he knows what it takes to play for clubs competing both domestically and in Europe.
Sturridge is currently facing an FA charge of breaching betting rules and has submitted his plea ahead of an independent hearing.
Spurs take on Borussia Dortmund at Wembley tomorrow (Wednesday) in the first leg of their Champions League second round match.