Tottenham are planning an ambitious move for Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli - and Adriano. Gazzetta dello Sport says Inter are willing to sell Balotelli for £18 million and Spurs are ready to meet the asking price in January. Indeed, the Londoners hope to wrap up a deal in the first days of the winter market to trump competition from the likes of Villarreal and Real Madrid.

And Spurs are also interested in Adriano, who will be sold at the end of the season. Inter are seeking a knockdown £7 million for the Brazilian and Tottenham are eager to do business.