Tottenham's Technical director Franco Baldini will hold talks with David Villa before the end of the week as the Premier League club intensify their move for the Barcelona forward.

Villa is currently in Brazil helping Spain's bid for the Confederations Cup as they prepare to face Italy in Thursday's semi-final, while the Spurs target netted a hat-trick against minnows Tahiti.

The striker had a mixed season last term as he struggled to return to full fitness after the broken leg which kept him out for the entire 2011-12 season, but still managed to net 16 goals in all competitions as Barca romped to the La Liga title.

However, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas sees him as the ideal solution to his striker problems after current hitmen Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe performed only in fits and starts last season as the north London club missed out on Champions League football.

Tottenham also have a strong interest in Valencia striker Roberto Soldado and Internacional forward Leandro Damiao.