Tottenham Hotspur are considering a late swoop for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to The Telegraph.
Leicester City have been trying to get this deal over the line before the January window slams shut but Spurs have complicated the matter.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to fund a move for Tielemans, although Mauricio Pochettino needs to give him the nod first.
After two consecutive disappointing transfer windows, the arrival of Tielemans could change everything.
The Belgium international is reportedly available on loan or for £20m (The Telegraph) and he is the ideal signing for Spurs.
After being knocked out of both domestic cups last week, Tielemans’ arrival could lift the mood at Spurs ahead of their Champions League and Premier League attempts.
Tielemans could be the ideal candidate to replace Mousa Dembele as Tottenham’s long-term central midfield star.
Dembele left to join China earlier this month and Tottenham need someone to replace him and add talent to their midfield ranks.
Tielemans has already played 250 senior games for Anderlecht and Monaco despite his young age and has plenty of technical ability.
The 21-year-old has the potential to reach the top of the game and Tottenham could be the ideal environment for him to kick on.
Tielemans could be the long-term replacement for Dembele in the Tottenham team, as well as the Belgian national side.