Tottenham have been linked with a move for Toby Alderweireld, who has failed to adapt to La Liga and is also being courted by Liverpool and Arsenal.
According to the Express, the former Ajax defender has been told he can leave current club Atletico Madrid, are failing to settle at the Spanish club.
Atleti boss Diego Simeone has reportedly slapped an £8 million price tag on the highly-rated 25-year-old, who was a regular fixture in the Belgium national side at this summer’s World Cup.
Spurs were previously linked with a move for the ex-Eredivisie star earlier this summer, but that interest appeared to cool with no bid forthcoming from the north London club.
That situation could now been set to change, however, amid further rumours linking defender Vlad Chiriches with a move away from White Hart Lane.
The Romanian is reportedly wanted by AS Roma in Italy and has previously made no secret of his desire to play for a team competing in the Champions League.
Tottenham could therefore opt to cash in on the capital club’s interest and launch a bid for Alderweireld, though they could face some competition for his signature.
Arsenal and Liverpool are both thought to be weighing up moves for the Belgian.
The Gunners have already recruited one defender this summer in the form of Southampton’s Calum Chambers while Liverpool signed fellow Saints star Dejan Lovren.
Tottenham have made two defensive signings in the run-up to the new season with Ben Davies arriving from Swansea and Eric Dier brought in from Sporting Lisbon.