Serie A forwards Dusan Vlahovic and Simy have both emerged as transfer targets for Tottenham this summer, as they look for a backup (not replacement) for Harry Kane.
Fabio Paratici's arrival in north London has already seen Spurs look to exploit his knowledge of the Italian market, with Pierluigi Gollini's arrival already confirmed and deals for Takehiro Tomiyasu and Cristian Romero seemingly in the pipeline.
While there's been no shortage of rumours regarding potential new signings at Tottenham this summer, the back pages continue to be dominated by the possible departure of Kane.
90min recently revealed that Daniel Levy has no intention of selling his prized asset this summer and is growing increasingly frustrated by the speculation surrounding Kane's future. Instead, Spurs are keen provide backup to their main man as they work under the assumption he will be at the club next season.
Carlos Vinicius played second fiddle to the England striker throughout the 2020/21 campaign, though his return to Benfica means Nuno Espirito Santo is in need of frontline reinforcements. The Telegraph report that Fiorentina's Vlahovic and Crotone's Simy are Spurs' main targets.
21-year-old Vlahovic enjoyed comfortably his best goalscoring campaign to date last season as he notched 21 goals in 37 Serie A outings, while Simy's impressive effort of 20 goals in 38 league games wasn't enough to prevent Crotone from being relegated.
Given Crotone's status as a Serie B outfit, Simy is likely to represent the cheaper option of the two. However, if Spurs are looking for a more long-term solution, then youngster Vlahovic could be the man they target as opposed to the 29-year-old Nigeria international.
With the arrival of Bryan Gil from Sevilla already confirmed and Spurs actively seeking a backup option to Kane, it seems Levy has no intention of diverting from his stance that the England forward isn't for sale as he looks to build around his star man.