Tottenham are ready to make a January swoop for Chelsea's Champions League slayer Mohamed Salah.

The White Hart Lane club's sporting director Franco Baldini was in Basel on Tuesday to run the rule over the Swiss side's £20million-rated Egyptian.

Salah - also linked with Liverpool this month - added the late match-winner to his goal at Stamford Bridge in September, when his blistering pace embarrassed England centurion Ashley Cole.

Spurs have issues out wide, having sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in the summer.

Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli has been a major disappointment since his summer move from FC Twente.

Record signing Erik Lamela has been awful out wide and England international Aaron Lennon has failed to make a major impact for under-fire Andre Villas-Boas.