Spurs have made a number of high-profile signings after it became clear Gareth Bale would be sold to Real Madrid, but Roberto Soldado was the only attacker to arrive at White Hart Lane.
Andre Villas-Boas is, therefore, looking to further reinforce his front line in January and he has reportedly set his sights on Stephan El Shaarawy.
Seeing as how both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are expected to leave in January, the Portuguese manager believes the AC Milan forward would be an excellent addition to the squad.
The problem is the Rossoneri see him as a key member of the squad and they are highly unlikely to consider any offer from White Hart Lane.
Stephan El Shaarawy, 20, has been in fine form since joining the club from Genoa, netting 18 times in 61 Serie A matches.