Tottenham will resurrect their interest in La Liga strikers Giuseppe Rossi and Fernando Llorente with the fund they receive from player sales.
Manager Harry Redknapp has made freshening up his forward line a priority in the remainder of the transfer window though he is aware that, due to the calibre of player that he is targeting, he will have to raise the money by moving on some members of his current squad. One of the players most likely to leave is Luka Modric who is expected to join Chelsea in a £30m deal this week and they are also negotiating with Stoke City over the potential £20m sale of Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios.
Redknapp will be hoping that the fees received and the amount cleared off the wage bill will be enough to bring the two hotshots to White Hart Lane. Both players were pursued in vain in January as Spurs tried to bolster their squad ahead of the Champions League knockout stages.
Top level European football is not on offer next season but Spurs are still considering offering Villarreal their asking price of £28m for Rossi while insiders at the club are convinced £20m will be enough to persuade Atheltic Biulbao to part with Llorente.