Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly eyed a move for African most expensive player Cedric Bakambu in the January transfer window.
The 27-year-old Beijing Guoan striker was also linked with North London outfit during his time at La Liga side Villarreal, where he scored 46 goals in 104 appearances across all competitions before complete a surprise switch to Chinese Super League last February.
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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino are understood to be in the transfer market for a backup striker to England international Harry Kane, with the Argentine coach still unconvinced by current options Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen.
According to L'Est Republican claiming that Tottenham have already working on a deal to Bakambu to Premier League in the winter window but his huge wage could be a problem for the club chairman Daniel Levy.
Tottenham failed to sign a single player during the summer transfer window as the North Londoners could now return for the DR Congo international, who is understood to be open to a move to England.
Bakambu has emerged as a potential option having impressed since moving to China from Villarreal at the start of the year, scoring 19 goals in just 23 appearances for Beijing Guoan.