Tottenham are edging ahead in the race for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Daily Star Sunday says Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to recruit the goal-getter and is poised to make a move next month.

Dzeko, 27, has become frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities under Manuel Pellegrini.

AVB will ship out strikers Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor if he can draft in a new hitman - and Dzeko fits the bill.

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