The Portuguese international has gone to the top of Mauricio Pochettino's wanted list.
Portugal's Adrien Silva
Sporting Lisbon's Adrien Silva
However, the report also mentions the interest of Everton and AC Milan and the fact Spurs will need to sell to buy.
Spurs have plenty of midfield options but there have been rumours throughout the summer regarding the futures of players such as Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb.
Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb
It could be argued that Silva, 27, would be an upgrade on the pair as Spurs build a side to compete on both a domestic and European front at White Hart Lane.
Silva featured in four games for Portugal as they won the European Championships this summer. He also played a major role, scoring eight goals, as Sporting came second in the Portuguese league in 2015-16.
Portugal's Adrien Silva in action with France's Patrice Evra
Tottenham have already brought in Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen this summer and are working hard to tie down a deal for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou of Marseille.