Tottenham are reported to be keen on Florian Grillitsch.
Grillitsch is available for £18 million because of a clause in his contract, although Spurs may try to sign him for a knockdown price.
Grillitsch is not exactly a household name, and Spurs fans have been left largely underwhelmed by the reports.
Tottenham have been reluctant to do business at all lately, going through the summer without signing any players.
The Grillitsch rumours are being treated with some scepticism despite the claim Spurs are 'keen' to strike a deal.
This season Grillitsch has made 12 Bundesliga starts out of a possible 17.
He has no goals or assists, with Grillitsch's strongest traits being his defensive work in midfield.
This is an area where Tottenham are light, with Victor Wanyama's ongoing injury problems and Mousa Dembele's impending exit.
Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter..
failed to sign Grealish so gone for the next best thing— Dan Kennedy (@_dankennedy) January 10, 2019
*Danny Rose signs into Google*— George Blackwell (@blackwellgeorge) January 10, 2019
Swear the manager has said he’s not signing anyone.....twice— Stephen Wilkinson (@bswilkinson) January 10, 2019
He isn't even a guarantee starter for hoffeinheim , that's the epitome of our ambition signing hoffeinheim's 2nd string players , daniel levy should resign right now had enough of the tight wan****— mcdrap (@mcdrap1) January 10, 2019
Id take Ryan Nelsen at this rate— Manoamano (@Manoama89203646) January 10, 2019