Spurs were expected to sign a new striker in January in order to offer some cover for leading goalscorer Harry Kane, but the transfer window came and went without a new forward being brought in.
However, it wasn't for a lack of trying. Tottenham cast their net far and wide in a bid to find a striker, and eventually attempted to snap up French youngster Moussa Dembele from Fulham.
In 2012, Tottenham signed Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele from Fulham, and history almost repeated itself as Spurs moved to land another Dembele from the Craven Cottage club - but no deal materialised.
On deadline day earlier this month, the London Evening Standard reported that Dembele had undergone a medical with Spurs, but the deal fell apart with just hours left, because Spurs refused to let Dembele return to Fulham on loan until the end of the season.
Now though, the Daily Mail report that Tottenham are determined to sign the teenage striker, and will make another move to sign him in the summer, when his Fulham contract expires.
Dembele, 19, is a former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, who has hit 12 goals in 33 appearances this season, making him one of the Championship's hottest young stars - and he may end up joining Spurs before the start of next season, if Mauricio Pochettino gets his way.
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