Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Southampton striker Danny Ings in a shock swoop this summer.
However, they are working on a limited budget, which will almost certainly harm their chances of doing a deal.
Ings notched 22 goals last season and would be more of a partner for Harry Kane than a back-up.
That would mean Mourinho changing his system, although his current one is hardly providing a flood of goals.
Ings actually outscored England teammate Kane last term, although the latter did miss some time through injury.
While the report appears to be a little fanciful, it does makes sense on a number of levels.
Spurs need a striker capable of standing in for Kane, which Ings could certainly do, while he is also good enough to start alongside Mourinho’s talisman.
The problem for Tottenham is that Saints would demand top dollar, and the north London club are not in a position to pay it.
Mourinho’s men take on Ings and Southampton in their next Premier League outing on Sunday.
SPURS BATTLING SERIE A TRIO FOR €24M DEFENDER
Meanwhile, Tottenham are embroiled in the battle to sign Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla.
Kumbulla enjoyed a breakout season in Serie A in 2019-20, making 25 appearances in his maiden top flight campaign.
Verona exceeded expectations to finish in the top half in their first season after winning promotion – and their defence was a major factor in that.
Kumbulla was one of the standout components, and the 20-year-old has attracted interest from a number of clubs.
As far back as January, the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea were suggested as potential suitors – as well as Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City. But since then, Tottenham have stepped forward. Read more…