Tottenham have identified former Manchester United forward Guiseppe Rossi as the man to solve their goal scoring problems, and are preparing a January bid of £30million, according to the Daily Mirror.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to give Andre Villas-Boas more money to spend in the New Year, despite a disappointing return on the £110million spent in the summer so far.

Scoring goals has been the biggest problem for Tottenham, and a new striker appears high on the list of January priorities, despite some stories suggesting Andre Villas-Boas has just one month to save his job.

Tottenham Technical Director Franco Baldini has been asked to prepare deals for January, irrespective of who may be in charge, and it appears Baldini has identified Rossi as the man to solve Tottenham’s goal scoring problems.

This will be the second time Spurs have tried to land the former Manchester United forward, after they tried to lure him to White Hart Lane during his time at Villarreal.

Rossi is now back to full fitness, and scoring goals once more with Fiorentina.

The American born Italian is thought to be keen on a return to the Premier League, where he feels he has unfinished business after spending most of his time on the fringes of the first team while at Old Trafford.

Roberto Soldado has struggled for goals since his £26million move from Valencia in the summer, while Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adabeyor could be sold in January.