Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to continue their lavish spending in this transfer window, by making an approach for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
Spurs have already signed Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, Argentine forward Erik Lamela, Belgian winger Nacer Chadli and French anchorman Etienne Capoue this summer, while deals for Danish playmaker Christain Eriksen and Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches are understood to be in the pipeline.
Andre Villas-Boas seems determined to break into the top four this season and, according to the Mirror, the Portuguese tactician will now continue his rebuilding measures, with a swoop for out-of-favour Red Devils star Hernandez.
The Mexico international, who joined United in 2010 from native side Guadalajara, has struggled to break into the club's line-up in the last two seasons, despite his good from, courtesy of the superb scoring record of Wayne Rooney and later Robin van Persie. The 25-year-old still impressed whenever given the chance, with 10 goals from 22 appearances (nine starts) in the Premier League last term.
The report claims Tottenham are hoping to drive a hard bargain as usual and land Hernandez for around £8m but United are unlikely to sanction a sale for any offer under £15m, with the player's current contract valid till 2016.
Spurs currently have Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor in their ranks to offer cover and competition to Soldado but both players have been labeled unwanted and are expected to be forced out, if the north London club can snap up another forward.
Meanwhile, Villas-Boas has urged his players to see off Dinamo Tbilisi, when the Georgian side visit White Hart Lane on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League play-off. The north London outfit currently lead the tie 5-0.
"It was a good performance and a good result in Georgia. It puts us in a very strong position. Speaking to the boys today, they know that they can't be complacent and we need to finish the job," Villas-Boas stressed.
"We want to give a chance to a couple of them [younger players] and include them in the squad. I think we can hopefully throw them into the game if it goes our way, but the most important thing is to ensure that we are there for the group stage," the manager added.
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