Tottenham Hotspur could be prepared to enter the Romanian market again during this transfer window with the club monitoring the progress of teenage winger Gabriel Iancu.
The north Londoners brought Vlad Chiriches to the club during the summer transfer window as one of seven new arrivals at White Hart Lane and the former Steaua Bucharest defender has enjoyed a relatively seamless transition to the Premier League following his €9.5m move from the Romanian champions.
Victor Becali, the same agent who oversaw the Romania international's move to the capital, has indicated a number of clubs are interested in another of Steaua's stand out talents in 19-year-old Iancu, including Tim Sherwood's side.
"Tottenham monitor many young players. Among them is Iancu, a young footballer for the future," Becali told Romanian newspaper Pro Sport.
But having made just 20 appearances for Steaua Bucharest, Becali believes the young winger will remain at the club for a little while longer, where he will be better equipped to continue his development and learn to deal with the demands of a senior professional.
Becali also spoke of another Romanian prodigy who has garnered the attention of Europe's bigger clubs in 18-year-old winger Dorin Rotariu, who plays for Steaua's city rivals Dinamo Bucharest.
Manchester United have been credited with interest in the Romania Under-21 international and the youngster recently revealed the Premier League champions had made contact with him.
But Becali reiterated that it was normal for clubs such as United and Tottenham to be interested in burgeoning young talents such as Iancu and Rotariu.
"Dorin Rotariu, as Iancu, are monitored by all the big teams including Chelsea or Man United. Such teams monitor these players."
Given their tender years, it would seem unlikely that either United or Tottenham will attempt to bring the youngsters into their sides at the half way point in the season.