Tottenham are weighing up a bid for Olympique Lyon striker Fred.

The Mirror says Harry Redknapp is considering a £4.5million Spurs bid for Lyon's Fred as a strike partner for Jermain Defoe.

Fred's contract runs out at the end of the season and Lyon are ready to cash in now rather than lose him for nothing.

The Brazilian, 25, said: "England is a big league and it is natural for any player to want to go there."