Spurs have already missed out on Villa and Benteke.
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to break their club record transfer for the second time this summer by bringing in Valencia striker Roberto Soldado for £18m, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is usually cautious in the market for new players, but having already seen targets David Villa join Atletico Madrid and Christian Benteke sign a new contract at Aston Villa, the search for attacking talent is becoming desperate.
The north London club are determined not to have another season lacking up-front like the side did last season, when Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor were the only first team forwards at White Hart Lane.
However, as yet Brazilian midfielder Paulinho is the only new signing in the run-up to the start of the 2013/14 campaign, having joined from Corinthians for £17m.
Yet Levy is expected to go even better for Soldado, with the Spaniard emerging as the best striking candidate for Spurs.
The 28-year-old had an impressive season in La Liga, scoring 24 league goals for Los Che last term and managing 82 strikes in 144 matches for the club since joining three years ago from Getafe.
Soldado has also broken into the Spain national team of late, playing two games at the recent Confederations Cup and scoring six times in 11 caps.
Spurs have shown interest in the Spaniard before but it’s unknown as yet whether Levy will try the controversial tactic of leaving the deal until the last minute to get the best price.
Occasionally this has worked for Tottenham, such as the £31m the club received for Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United in 2008, but it has also left them weak on resources when transfers do not go through.