Andre Villas-Boas is being promised more cash from Daniel Levy to chase a new striker.

And that will bring Jermain Defoe’s future back into doubt, as MLS clubs queue up to offer him an escape route, the Sunday People reports.

Despite a shopping spree of almost £100million in the summer, Spurs officials are willing to back Villas-Boas again to boost their hopes of a title push.

And FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez is one target AVB continues to show serious interest in.

The 27-year-old Colombian has been offered a new contract at Porto, although a host of clubs including Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Arsenal are also interested.