With Harry Kane out injured until April at the earliest, Tottenham’s priority for this transfer window is to find a striker to replace him.
Spurs don’t have a player to replace their captain, an issue that has plagued them for the past few years.
They have already been linked with several strikers this month and the latest to join the list is Real Madrid’s Luka Jović.
According to Defensa Central, a Real Madrid orientated site, Tottenham have been in contact with Madrid about the possibility of signing the Serbian striker this month.
Sources have told the website that José Mourinho called Real Madrid chief Florentino Pérez to ask about the possibility of signing Jović as a replacement for Kane.
He was hoping to take advantage of his excellent relationship with Pérez to get a deal done but was given a resounding no.
While Jović has not enjoyed his first season in Spain after his big-money move from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, Madrid are not willing to let him go in the January transfer window.
They are willing to wait and believe that Jović will find his place, and goalscoring form from last season, before too long and thus the idea of letting him leave for Tottenham wasn’t even considered.