Tottenham are preparing to step up their interest in Stuttgart's Timo Werner, according to reports.
Reports suggest that the Lilywhites have been tracking Werner for some time and are ready to test the German outfit's resolve to keep hold of the highly-rated prospect with a formal approach.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add to his striking options, with Emmanuel Adebayor poised to join Aston Villa - as revealed by HITC Sport - and Roberto Soldado also linked with a move away this summer.
The 19-year-old scored three goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart last term, creating 15 chances and with an average pass accuracy of 70%.
Werner is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Germany and has attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, as the ESPN FC report states.
He became Stuttgart's youngest-ever player in 2013, and the youngest player to score a Bundesliga brace just a few months later.
Werner's versatility will be an attractive selling point for Spurs, as he can operate through the middle and down either flank, although his goal record may raise a few questions marks.
For a player who has scored just seven goals in 62 appearances, at this stage of his career, Werner is probably not the answer to Tottenham's attacking deficiencies.
Rather, he would represent an ambitious investment for the future - someone who may one day be capable of taking the Premier League by storm.