Tottenham are set to compete for German star Marco Reus this summer.
The Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, who is reportedly valued at £28 million, is also a target for Manchester United and Arsenal.
Spurs will enter the race for the 25 year-old Germany international if Dortmund decide to cash in on his services.
However, last season's Champions League finalists, who sit fourth in the Bundesliga standings, may be reluctant to sell their star player after the sale and agreed departure of key players Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to fierce rivals Bayern Munich, combined with their disappointing league form.
Regardless, Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood must first ease the wage bill, a procedure which would see a few of last summer's additions become available for a move away from White Hart Lane.
Etienne Capoue, signed from Toulouse for £9.3 million, and Belgium international Nacer Chadli, who cost £7 million from Dutch side FC Twente, are both set to leave in the summer.
Napoli, managed by former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, are said to interested in French defensive midfielder and centre-back Capoue while Everton may move for Chadli.
Attacking midfielder Lewis Holtby, who joined the London club from Schalke a year ago for a bargain fee of £1.75m, could too depart from Seven Sisters Road come the end of the season after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular.
Spurs will wait until the end of the campaign before strengthening the squad, with Marco Reus their number one target.