Tottenham are very much in the transfer market for a striker, and maybe a couple of them.

The North London side have already made several approaches for AZ Alkmaar forward Vincent Janssen, and it now appears they’re also interested in a certain striker from Serie A.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Tottenham have sent representatives to Milan to meet Mauro Icardi’s agent. Inter, however, are not too keen on selling their skipper, but are prepared to evaluate Tottenham’s offer with their new Chinese owners.

It is reported Tottenham could make an offer of €45m for Icardi, but could face competition from Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. A move to the Premier League could be tempting for Icardi, and Tottenham could also offer him Champions League football next season.

Arsenal have been repeatedly linked to Icardi over the past year, so Tottenham swooping in and signing the player would likely provoke some anger among Gunners frustrated with Arsene Wenger and Olivier Giroud.

Icardi could also be forced to play as a back-up to Harry Kane at Tottenham, so it remains to be seen if he is willing to take his chances. There’s also the question of a Spurs change in direction.

If the club weren’t willing to pay what it took to sign Michy Batshuayi, then it would be a change in direction to go for Icardi. Signing the Argentine is a completely different purchase than someone like Janssen.

Icardi is completely the type of player who would sulk and complain if he wasn’t main man, and unless Harry Kane is going somewhere, or Mauricio Pochettino changing his plans, this one doesn’t appear to fit in with the Spurs plan.