The People says Benteke is being lined up for a summer switch to White Hart Lane - although Tottenham could make a shock swoop this month.
Boss Tim Sherwood and supremo Daniel Levy are focused on landing Aston Villa's big Belgian, who was a target in last summer's spending spree at Spurs.
But Villa hung on to their main danger man and cannot afford to let him go in this window, with Paul Lambert facing a fight for Premier League survival.
Tottenham are prepared to offer cash plus players straight away, but they know their best chance is in the summer.
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