Tottenham want to sign French goal machine in January for just £5m - report

A host of strikers continue to be linked with moves to Tottenham, and Toulouse star Wissam Ben Yedder is the latest.

New Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has enjoyed a decent start to life at White Hart Lane, claiming three wins from the first seven games of the season to take sixth place early on in the season. The Argentine was snatched away from Southampton this summer as a replacement for Tim Sherwood, but didn't make any big splashes in the transfer market just a year after Spurs forked out over £100m on new additions following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Instead, Pochettino made unheralded, calculated moves, bringing in Michel Vorm, Eric Dier, Federico Fazio, Ben Davies and Benjamin Stambouli as he chose to improve his defence first.

Yet it's clear that he still needs to boost his attacking options too. Last summer's big signing Roberto Soldado continues to disappoint, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor has been largely anonymous throughout the season, leading to speculation of potential centre forward targets. Porto's Jackson Martinez has been the strongest link so far, but now, there is a new link.

Toulouse star Wissam Ben Yedder has been hugely prolific in France, hitting 31 goals in the last two seasons before continuing his fine form in front of goal with six goals in nine games. He may not have been capped by France yet, but 24-year-old Ben Yedder is one of the hottest properties around, with Barcelona believed to be monitoring his progress in Ligue 1.

However, Spurs will hope to beat all interested parties, and according to The Mirror, they are willing to offer the French side £5m - which seems low for someone who has over 18 months left on his contract. The report suggests that Tottenham have recently sent scouts to watch Ben Yedder, and a January bid could be in the offing.

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