Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll. AVB has declared he wants a centre-forward signing before the market shuts and has been frustrated in talks for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

O Jogo says the Spurs manager is turning to Carroll and ready to compete with West Ham United and Newcastle United for the Geordie.

Liverpool have accepted a £2 million offer from West Ham for a 12-month loan with the view to a £17 million permanent deal for Carroll.