Tottenham are preparing a £13million offer for Roma striker Mirko Vucinic after a potential deal for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor stalled due to wage demands.
The former Arsenal striker was on-loan at Real Madrid for the back end of last season and is still trying to secure a move back to the Bernabeu. However, Spurs had hoped to convince him to return to north London only for the forward to demand wages of £170,000-a-week.
With Tottenham unlikely to match the demands, and Adebayor unlikely to lower his demands, manager Harry Redknapp has switched his attention to Vucinic.
The Montenegro centre-forward has been linked with Spurs for a number of months and it now seems as though Redknapp is keen to bring the player to the Premier League.
According to the Daily Mail, the 27-year-old favours a move to White Hart Lane and at £13m represents a reasonable fee for a striker that has an impressive record at international level.
Vucinic has scored 11 times in 21 games for Montenegro including crucial goals against Wales and Switzerland in European Championship qualifying matches.
Redknapp is desperate to find a striker capable of firing the club back into the top four after a disappointing season for the likes of Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko.
With Robbie Keane expected to leave the club, Redknapp knows that he needs to have more attacking options and believes that Vucinic could well be the answer to the problem.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear that Redknapp must trim his squad before brining in new arrivals as the club attempt to get rid of the likes of Sebastien Bassong, David Bentley, Alan Hutton and Niko Kranjcar.
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