Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski has joined Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar and England International Emile Heskey on the list of Tottenham Hotspur targets to partner Roman Pavlyuchenko at White Hart Lane, when the January transfer window opens, according to reports.
Spurs have made no secret of the fact that they were left short of options up front after the departure of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively this summer. With the North London side only adding one experienced striker in Russian International Pavlyuchenko from Spartak Moscow.
Tottenham manager Juande Ramos is known to be a keen admirer of Heskey at Wigan Athletic, with it suggested that the Latics could be willing to sell in January for around £3million as the former Liverpool player is in the final year of his deal at the JJB Stadium.
Prolific striker Huntelaar has also been linked with a move to Spurs in January, but recent reports have suggested that the Ajax player would cost Tottenham in excess of £30million, after it was revealed that the Eredivisie club turned down two offers in the summer for that amount. One of them believed to be from SV Hamburg, who are managed by former Spurs boss Martin Jol.
This has led Ramos to sound out German striker Podolski, who is also a target for Premier league rivals Manchester City, with Podolski keen to leave the Allianz Arena due to a lack of opportunities under coach Jurgen Klinsman.
However, former Spurs player Klinsman is eager to keep Podolski in the Bundesliga at Bayern, but should City and Tottenham start a bidding war Klinsman will be forced to sell the striker, who says he has become completely disenchanted with the German club.