Tottenham plan to bounce back from losing Brazil international Willian to Chelsea by signing £25 million striker Erik Lamela from Roma this week.
Lamela, 21, has agreed to join his former director of football Franco Baldini at White Hart Lane and the deal is set to be done once Roma sign a replacement.
When the skilful Argentine, nicknamed Coco, arrives England striker Jermain Defoe is expected to leave.
Missed target: Spurs have been beaten to the signing of Willian by Chelsea
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is among those interested in him.
With the end of the transfer window on September 2, there may finally be a resolution in the Gareth Bale saga.
Negotiations between Spurs, Real Madrid and Bale, 24, are continuing though Daniel Levy’s determination to get the best price possible means a speedy settlement is far from certain.
On his way out? Spurs' Jermain Defoe could be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane
On the radar: Ajax's Christian Eriksen is being lined up as a replacement for Real Madrid target Gareth Bale
But Spurs have already moved for Ajax’s attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen and are ready to make a £10m bid to bring him in to replace Bale.
The club will also listen to offers for Emmanuel Adebayor and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.