Daily Star.

The Portuguese coach is keen to add to his squad in the coming months in a bid to assemble a side capable of securing Champions League qualification.

Villa’s Benteke is thought to be his top target, with a need for goals at White Hart Lane well known.

Spurs were the joint lowest scorers in the top five last term, as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor struggled with injury and poor form.

The burden of securing points was left on Gareth Bale, but AVB feels that Benteke could provide the firepower needed to support the Welshman.

The Villans are said to be unwilling to sell the Belgian, but the Londoners are ready to spend big to push through a deal.

Another area of weakness recognised by the White Hart Lane chief is in midfield, an issue he is keen to rectify with McCarthy.

The 22-year-old was one of Wigan’s standout performers as they slipped to relegation, providing a number of imposing displays from the centre of the pitch.

The Latics are aware that they may be unable to keep hold of their star man, and Tottenham are hopeful that they can snatch him at a reduced rate.

Could Christian Benteke and James McCarthy be enough to break into the top four?

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  • joe
    1 year ago

    no. we need a left back centreback and another classy c/forward

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  • WorldClassAVFC
    1 year ago

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha written by a hopeful spurs fans… Benteke > Bale…. Benteke will go to a big club… just like Bale. Keep on dreaming you Spuds….

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  • Mark
    1 year ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA god why can’t you write about something new this has been reported by everybody and his dog, oh yes, i get it now, cheap rubbish reporting from a amateur site

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  • clewee
    1 year ago

    You say rubbish reporting from an amateur site, yet you read the article!

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  • Mary
    1 year ago

    those two will not be enough to break in to the top 4…we need more class…but knowing levy we probably end up with darren bent 1st september

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  • Dan
    1 year ago

    an* amateur site – that you are using. Fool.

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  • Strides
    1 year ago

    I’m sorry, how many reasonable players from C**p sides do we have to sign, I understand Benteke, even though it could be one season wonder job, but McCarthy, no, just another Dempsey, Siggurdson and going back in time, Lacy, Chidozee, please we want to challenge for the title not the Europa League spot

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  • Les
    1 year ago

    Last week the report was Defoe and cash for Benteke.As Benteke has 3 years left on his contract and would be the lynch pin of the young Villa side,Spurs would have to offer something extraordinary.I reckon Bale and cash might just do the trick!

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  • Mark
    1 year ago

    To Clewee and Dan,
    I am entitled to my opinion and that is what im doing, and also i can read what i like even if it is rubbish, but i didnt call anybody any names like you do Dan but i will now you Tosser, Spurs want to sign players that clubs have said are not for sale but then they go on to say they will not sell Bale, so a bit of double Standards don’t you think. Personally and this is just an OPINION (just for Clewee and Dan)that the person who reported this article has not had a conversation with either Villa or Spuds and it is just made up and copied from other sites. Until they get personal quote’s and can prove them, then in the meantime i will think this article is rubbish and its from an amateur site. End Off……
    Have a really exciting day Clewee and Dan, and try and come up with an opinion or doesn’t your vocabulary and imagination stretch that far.

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