Transfers: Five players Tottenham Hotspur could sign in January 2016

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As we head into the January 2016, here are five players Tottenham Hotspur could sign.

It's a big January for Tottenham Hotspur as they look to build on an outstanding start to the Premier League season.

As a result of their own consistency, and a poor record from so-called big guns Manchester United and Chelsea, they find themselves on the edge of a title race, and a strong transfer window can help them kick on.

Here are five players they could sign this January - with one common theme, they are all strikers to add depth and cover star man Harry Kane.

Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi is the joint second highest scorer in France's Ligue 1, with 11 goals in 19 games, and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of him. He could replicate the outstanding performances of fellow Belgians Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku in England, and Marseille proved in the summer they will cash in on their assets at the right price, letting the likes of Dmitri Payet and Florian Thauvin leave.

Laurent Depoitre

Another Belgian international, Laurent Depoitre's contract is running down and he was reported by The Mail to be a target for Spurs earlier in December. Counting against Tottenham is his side Gent's surprise qualification to the Champions League knockout rounds, but this did not prevent Kostas Mitroglou quitting Olympiakos for Fulham in similar circumstances two seasons ago.

Saido Berahino

Tottenham made extensive efforts to sign Saido Berahino in the summer only to fall short, with West Brom sticking to their guns. The Baggies have not benefited from keeping him, and now may be time to cash in. The question will be whether chairmen Jeremy Peace and Daniel Levy can compromise, having been unable to agree a valuation in the summer.

Sandro Ramirez

Barcelona prospect Sandro Ramirez has a tough task at the Catalan club: Dislodge Luis Suarez, Neymar or Lionel Messi. Spanish newspaper Sport report that Tottenham are showing an interest and Barcelona will not stand in his way, but may insist on a buy-back clause.

Moussa Dembele

Could Fulham's promising striker join his near namesake at Tottenham? The youngster has scored regularly in the Championship this season, but has yet to commit to signing a new contract at Craven Cottage. A former PSG trainee, he would be an excellent addition to Tottenham's ranks, and one who could play a part this season and jump ahead of Shaq Coulthirst in the pecking order.

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