Tottenham plots January swoop for Arsenal's target Fernando Llorente

Tottenham are considering a January move for Spain and Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

The 27-year-old has not featured regularly for the Basque side this season after refusing to sign a new contract last summer.

Llorente last week stated his intention to leave Bilbao when his contract expires in the summer and the club will look to offload him in January rather than lose him for free at the end of the season.

And with the World Cup and Euro 2012 winner thought to be available for around £7million next month Tottenham are mulling over a swoop, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are the only natural front men in Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas' squad and he is thought to be keen on adding to his striking options, especially given the recent success enjoyed when playing with two up top.

The 6ft 5in striker has no shortage suitors and should Spurs press ahead with their interest they are likely to face competition from Arsenal and Juventus.