Names have been floated, dashed and floated again as three prime candidates seem to have come to the fore of Spurs’ wish list: David Villa, Roberto Soldado and Christian Benteke.
Last season, Tottenham dithered while looking for a top-flight striker after signing Emmanuel Adebayor. The forward position became a source of much consternation as the season went on and Spurs can ill afford to see another transfer window wasted fixing the forward spots.
So what does it take to sign one of the three scorers listed above? And is the money worth the value they present?
Here is a quick list of values seen floating about the Internet.