Tottenham have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.
The 26-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited in recent months while the arrivals of Nuri Sahin and Hamit Altintop will push him further down the pecking order.
Madrid manager Jose Mourinho left the French international out of the squad’s tour of USA.
And Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is a big admirer of the former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder, having bought him to Portsmouth back in 2008 before he moved to the Bernabeu a year later.
The North London outfit have been linked with Scott Parker and Joey Barton this summer but any move for Diarra will surely rule Spurs out of the running for both midfielders