Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas is hoping that he will be able to secure a loan move for struggling midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

The 29-year-old has endured a difficult few seasons in which he has struggled to force his way into contention in the first team, while also being plagued by injuries.

Jenas was loaned to Aston Villa last season, but suffered an Achilles injury at the start of December which ruled him out of action for the rest of the season.

Jermaine Jenas
Jenas has struggled with injuries and is no longer wanted at Tottenham [Reuters]

With a place in the Tottenham starting line-up looking unlikely this season, it seems as though Villas-Boas is keen to secure a loan move in order for Jenas to play regularly.

The Mirror is reporting that Tottenham had hoped to send the midfielder out on a season-long loan to Sunderland, only to see the deal collapse at the last minute.

It was reported that the deal fell through because of 'personal reason', however, it seems as though he could yet leave White Hart Lane when the loan window reopens.

Football League sides are allowed to bring in players on-loan from the weekend and Jenas could well find that he is being send out on another loan spell.

Spurs have plenty of options in midfield after the arrival of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Clint Dempsey who join Sandro, Scott Parker, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone in battling for a starting role.

Villas-Boas has been keen to put his own stamp on the Tottenham side and worked hard over the summer to completely overhaul the first team squad.

Sebastien Bassong, Luka Modric, Giovani dos Santos, Rafael van der Vaart and Steven Pienaar all left the club on permanent deals, while Danny Rose was sent out on-loan to Sunderland.

However, Villas-Boas has endured a difficult start to life as Tottenham boss, picking up just two points from his first three league games, despite taking the lead in both home games.