But with both options likely to cost over £20 million, Daniel Levy is yet to make a move.
Meanwhile in Manchester, City have confirmed the signing of striker Alvaro Negredo and it is believed that a deal for Stevan Jovetic is not far away. With Sergio Aguero also in the squad, where does this leave Edin Dzeko?
Dzeko was Manchester City’s top scorer in the Premier League last term with 14 goals in 32 appearances, only 16 of which came in the starting line-up. The Bosnian has made no secret of his desire to start matches, last season stating that a role as “super-sub” is not enough for him.
And with new signings Negredo and Jovetic likely to push Dzeko even further down the pecking order, he may well find himself surplus to requirements at Eastlands.
So should Andre Villas-Boas consider a move for the striker? Manchester City paid Wolfsburg £27m to secure his services back in January 2011, but City are unlikely to demand that kind of fee this time around, with somewhere between £15-20m seeming a more realistic valuation of the player.
Dzeko is no stranger to White Hart Lane, having ripped Spurs to pieces in August 2011, scoring no less than four goals in City’s 5-1 demolition of a depleted Tottenham side in a season where Dzeko went on to play a big part in his side winning their first title for 44 years.
One stumbling block, however, could be his wages - but with Emmanuel Adebayor edging closer to the exit at Spurs, his £100,000-a-week salary that would be freed could go a long way towards attracting Dzeko to the Lane.
Being 6ft 4in, Dzeko possesses a real aerial threat, but also has a fantastic touch and the ability to score some terrific goals, as well as the tap-ins.
Given a regular run in the starting XI, he would definitely have the ability to be Tottenham’s first striker to score over 20 Premier League goals in a season since Jurgen Klinsmann, and also ease the pressure on Gareth Bale to score Tottenham’s goals.
Dortmund are a side that have been linked with Dzeko previously, but with Robert Lewandowski looking likely stay for at least another season, it looks unlikely that they would be willing to pay the fee that City would command.
If Villas-Boas does decide that he wants the out-of-favour City striker, he may have to act quickly. With the season fast approaching, Tottenham don’t want to be left in similar situation to previous years: having to start the new campaign with an unfinished, unsettled squad.
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