The midway point of the Premier League season is approaching, and along with the demands of the festive fixture list, clubs throughout England will be preparing themselves for the stresses of the January transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur invested quite heavily in their squad over the summer, but you wouldn't bet against Andre Villas-Boas requesting the club's hierarchy release further funds for him to spend on an extra player or two.
Joao Moutinho may once again be on his former manager's shopping list, having been pursued so fervently in the closing days of the previous window.
One other area that Villas-Boas might deem in need of attention is his strikeforce.
Spurs' regular use of the 4-2-3-1 formation, along with the good form of Jermain Defoe, has meant a lack of depth at the position has not yet been a major issue.
Defoe has scored ten times this season, and while Emmanuel Adebayor has (for a number of reasons) not found his feet again yet, there have been goals contributed from elsewhere on the team.
The hope will be that the likes of Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey find the net with increasing frequency, but even so, Spurs might feel the need to strengthen upfront.
The following three players are strikers the North London club have at one point or another been linked with, which although not a guarantee of interest, does correlate with a realistic expectation of the kind of player Spurs might be able to attract.
Over the next three pages the reasons for them being potential Tottenham targets are examined, as are the arguments why these deals might not happen.
Are they players suitable for Villas-Boas' side? Or should the Portuguese look elsewhere if he wants to bring in another forward?