Spurs close in on strike sensation as flop nears exit

Tottenham are closing in on a January deal for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, with Paulinho edging towards a switch to Juventus, according to reports from The Express.

Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino is rumoured to have big plans for the remainder of the month, with the Argentine keen to bolster his squad in a bid to keep the Londoners’ top four push on track.

A striker is understood to be the priority, with Harry Kane now the Lilywhites’ main man up front due to Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado’s struggles.

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‘Poch’ sees Colombia international Bacca as an option, with the impressive 28-year-old having already notched 10 La Liga goals this season.

The razor-sharp marksman is thought of as a good partner for Kane, and is keen to test himself in the Premier League.

Soldado is a potential makeweight in any deal.

Paulinho is likely to be shifted out, with Juventus interested.

The Brazilian signed for Spurs in 2013, but has failed to live up to his reputation as one of the planet’s top emerging holding midfielders.