Tottenham are the latest club to be linked with a potential move for Inter Milan's unhappy playmaker Wesley Sneijder.
The Holland international has not played for Inter since September 26 as he has refused to sign a new contract with the Italian club and is seemingly being frozen out by the owners and the manager Andrea Stramaccioni.
Inter are willing to offer Sneijder a long term deal but want him to reduce his wages in order to remain at the club. However, Sneijder has been unwilling to accept the demands and reports have suggested that he could leave in the January transfer window.
A number of European clubs are said to be interested in signing the 28-year-old who just two years ago helped Inter complete a historic treble, whilst also establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in world football with his performances for Holland.
Manchester United were heavily linked with Sneijder in the summer of 2011 but Sir Alex Ferguson's interest seems to have cooled. This could leave the door open for Tottenham who previously managed to persuade his good friend, and international teammate, Rafael van der Vaart to make the move to White Hart Lane.
According to the report on football-italia.net, Tottenham are still keen to bring another creative player to the club after losing Van der Vaart and Luka Modric in the summer, and they see Sneijder as the perfect midfielder.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping that they can match the ambition of Sneijder who will certainly want to continue playing Champions League football. The north London side are currently in fifth place but are just three points behind Chelsea in third.
The Mirror believes that Inter would be willing to listen to an offer in the region of £8million during the January transfer window, but Tottenham will have to compete with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.