Tottenham coach Martin Jol has confirmed that he is interested in signing Feyenoord striker Dirk Kuyt.

“There are many players on our list and Dirk Kuyt is one of them,” said Jol, who is on the look out for a new striker following the departure to Sevilla of Frederic Kanoute.

“He’s a player anyone would want in their team. With Kanoute, we had to make a decision and we did. When I think about it I think we did well.”

Kuyt, 25, who has been valued by Feyenoord at about £12m, scored 29 goals last season and has atracted interest from several Premiership clubs this summer.

“You can play with three strikers but maybe Mido will be injured again. It’s better to have four strikers,” said Jol.

“We could have had Dean Ashton last season but we went for Mido instead.

“I feel it would be a bit sloppy going back for him when we had the chance to sign him then.

“We had money to spend anyway but now we have more after the sale of Kanoute.

“We might now be in a situation where we could buy a better player than Kanoute.”