Tottenham are hoping to sign Brazil international Hulk before the transfer window shuts on September 2, according to the Telegraph.
With Gareth Bale's imminent world-record transfer to Real Madrid, it may provide the necessary funds in order for Spurs to reunite Andre Villas-Boas with Hulk - the pair managed to complete a treble winning campaign in 2011 which resulted in the the club going undefeated in the Portuguese league.
With the snubbing of fellow Brazilian star Willian, who appears to have decided to join London rivals Chelsea, Spurs may want to make a statement of intent by signing the man that managed to net 23 league goals in 26 appearances for Porto in that unforgettable 2010/11 season under Villas-Boas.
A deal worth £26m is said to be in place to sign Roma forward Erik Lamela which could see the north London outfit equal their current transfer record paid to Valencia for Roberto Soldado.
And with the Romanian coach Victor Pițurcă publicy stating that a deal for the 23-year-old defender Vlad Chiriches could be competed in the next few days, Spurs fans may be witnessing the best transfer window to date.
Despite Hulk being admired by Villas-Boas the current deal is hinged upon whether Zenit St Petersburg are willing to lower their £40m asking price.
If the deals fails to happen there are alternatives that Spurs, including Lamela's team-mate Miralem Pjanic, who has been linked with a move to Spurs during this transfer window.
However, with the Italian club's imminent departure of Lamela to Spurs and Southampton managing to sign Pablo Osvaldo for £15m, it is unlike that Roma will sell another attacking player from their ranks.
Another option is CSKA Moscow's Alan Dzagoev, who sparkled during Euro 2012.
With Spurs monitoring several attacking options and with the summer arrivals of Nacer Chadli and Paulinho, the current position of Englishman Aaron Lennon may be under threat - and, especially with the World Cup approaching next summer, Lennon will definitely need regular playing time in order to prove to Roy Hodgson that he deserves a place on the plane to Brazil in 2014.
With Hulk's Brazilian national place under threat after lackluster performances in the Confederations Cup earlier this summer, it is important for the 27-year-old to be playing to his full potential - and with his potential reuniting with AVB it could propel to bridge the gap between Spurs and the top three in the Premier League.
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