According to an update by reliable Sky Sports transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Spurs look set to miss out on both Andrea Belotti and Alexander Sorloth, with the pair previously touted to make a north London move as Daniel Levy searches for striking options.
As the club complete deals to sign both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, attention is now being turned to their potential sixth summer acquisition, and a back-up option to star striker Harry Kane is starting to look like a necessity.
After releasing Fernando Llorente last summer, chairman Levy has failed to find a suitable replacement; but given Spurs’ notable dealings so far this window, now is looking like a better time than ever.
Which striker should Spurs go for?
However, following rumours that both Sorloth and Belotti were being considered as options, Romano has now ruled out both men for differing reasons, dealing a potential blow to Spurs in an otherwise glowing last few days.
Norwegian target man Sorloth, who scored a head-turning 24 goals in the Turkish Super Lig following an otherwise dismal first season at Crystal Palace, looks like he will be heading to RB Leipzig on a permanent deal.
Meanwhile, Belotti has opted to stay in Italy with Torino, with the club captain and last season’s top scorer arguably pivotal to the club’s run in Serie A.
So, where do Tottenham turn their attention now?
Only time will tell which forward Spurs opt to sign, but it could be an exciting end to the window for the north Londoners.
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