Andre Villas-Boas looks set to be announced as the new Tottenham manager within the next 48 hours, and will make his first job as boss at White Hart Lane to land Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, reports the Evening Standard.
The former Chelsea manager is believed to have agreed a deal to succeed Harry Redknapp at Spurs but due to contractual obligations with Chelsea cannot be unveiled until the turn of the month.
That has not stopped the 34-year-old preparing plans for his new club, with landing Daniel Sturridge, who excelled under the former Porto boss at Chelsea, high on his list of priorities.
Sturridge endured a tumultuous season having forced his way into the first team under Villas-Boas, scoring 11 Premier League goals in total before eventually falling out of favour with boss Roberto di Matteo, who has now landed the role on a full-time basis.
The former Manchester City striker has just one year left on his deal with Chelsea and has attracted interest from his former club who are said to be keen on taking him back to the Etihad Stadium.
Tottenham currently have just one out-and-out striker in Jermain Defoe after Emmanuel Adebayor’s loan spell came to an end, and could hope that the presence of Villas-Boas may tempt Sturridge to make the move across London.
Chelsea have spent heavily having bought in Marko Marin and Eden Hazard this summer, and with Porto forward Hulk said to be close to securing a move to Stamford Bridge, Sturridge may be forced to follow up on his threat to leave the club if first team football is not more forthcoming.
The Standard also report that Villas-Boas may also be ready to make a move for Joao Moutinho should Luka Modric leave Spurs this summer, as expected.