Harry Redknapp is said to be increasingly confident of signing Sulley Muntari in the summer.
The Tottenham boss wants to bring in three quality players this summer and the Inter Milan player tops his list of targets, according to reports.
Redknapp signed the 24-year-old from Lyon for £7million when he was Portsmouth boss in 2007. He then sold the Ghana international to Inter for £12.7m a year later.
The Spurs boss is determined to work with him again, although he is aware players will have to be sold to raise funds, according to the London Evening Standard.
A number of players are fearing for their future at the club, with Didier Zokora already thinking of leaving after being dropped in recent weeks.