Tottenham interested in snapping-up Beijing Guoan ace Cedric Bakambu after goal heroics in Chinese Super League

The former Villarreal hitman headed for the Super League in February, scoring 19 times in 23 appearances.

Spurs failed to sign a new face during the summer but are ready to invest in January to avoid their players tiring throughout the season.

A striker also remains a problem for boss Mauricio Pochettino as he attempts to lessen the burden on Harry Kane's shoulders.

Previous back-up forwards Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have failed to deliver since arriving to north London.

According to L'Est Republican, Tottenham have already made contact over a potential deal for Bakambu but his huge wage could be a problem for the notoriously frugal Daniel Levy.

Bakambu, 27, found the net nine times in 15 league starts for Villarreal before making his £35.4million switch.

His 16 goals so far this season is a career best having previously finished the campaign with 13 during his one season with Turkish side Bursaspor.

SunSport exclusively revealed how Spurs are ready to make a move for Bournemouth ace Nathan Ake as a long-term replacement for Jan Vertonghen.

Dutch star Ake, 23, is thought to be valued at around £40million and has impressed for Eddie Howe's side so far this season.

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