Tottenham striker Harry Kane faces several weeks on the sidelines, it has been confirmed.
The England skipper suffered ankle ligament damage during the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley at the weekend.
And Spurs confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Kane, 25, is not scheduled to return to training until early March.
It means Tottenham will be without their talisman for a large chunk of the season as they attempt to challenge for the title as well as in the Champions League.
Fernando Llorente is the current back-up option but there are doubts over his future, with his former club Athletic Bilbao interested in re-signing him.
So what are Tottenham’s possible options if they look to make a signing as cover for Kane?
Tottenham expressed an interest in the Brazilian prior to his move from Bordeaux to Barcelona, where he has failed to impress. With reports suggesting that Barca could be willing to send him out on loan, he could be an option this month.
Icardi’s future at Inter Milan looks far from certain and reports suggest he would jump at the chance to move to the Premier League. His personality and all-action style would no doubt make him a popular figure among Spurs fans.
The Spaniard has caught the eye for Villarreal this season and a number of Premier League clubs have been keeping tabs on him. He has scored 26 goals in 78 appearances for Villarreal since joining from Espanyol, where he scored 39 goals in 118 games.
Aged 23 and enjoying a fine season in Italy for Genoa, the Polish frontman seems to have bags of potential. There are certainly worse – and definitely much more expensive – options out there.