Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas won't rule out a late striker signing in the next 48 hours.

Although he acknowledges the danger of not adding to his squad, Villas-Boas is pleased to continue with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.

"We've told you that there is a certain risk involved," he said. "The risk involved obviously took Jermain out of the game against Leeds. I've told you also that it's not impossible that the club and ourselves might think about the striker position.

"We've strengthened in some way our attacking options with Lewis Holtby, (although) obviously not a pure striker. We're still with two pure strikers and Clint Dempsey, who we believe can fulfil that position. At the moment, it's a risk that we took."