As we predicted last week, the fact that Giuseppe Rossi will remain at Villarreal has seen Juventus switch their attention to Mirko Vucinic who has now joined the Turin giants from fellow Serie A side Roma.
While the list of prospective targets starts to dwindle, could Spurs look to Italy again and make a move for Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino?
Gilardino has just turned 29 and has so far played in Italy for his entire career. He joined Fiorentina in 2008 from Milan and his goals to game ratio is pretty good, finding the net 56 times in 130 appearances for his current side.
He has scored 17 times in 47 games for his country and appeared during their successful 2006 World Cup campaign. It’s thought that Fiorentina could be willing to let him go for £15m and with no reported competition, could Alberto Gilardino be the missing piece of the striking jigsaw that Spurs so desperately need?