Tottenham have reportedly opened talks with Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka with a view to a move during the ongoing January transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, the Ukranian international, who is on the final-year of his contract is open to a move and the Spurs have rekindled their interest in singing him.

With wingers Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend linked with moves away from the club, manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to bring in a replacement for the English duo.

The Dnipro star was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool during last summer's transfer window, but the Merseyside club were denied despite bidding a reported £20m.

The Ukrainian club are reluctant to lose one of their key players, but are willing to cash in on Konoplyanka now, rather than lose him on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign.

The 25-year-old winger, who has scored four goals in 13 appearances this season, is free to negotiate with interested clubs and can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad owing to his contract situation with his current employers.

The report claims that, apart from Tottenham, Premier League rivals Manchester United, West Ham United and Everton are also interested in the Ukranian forward.

Meanwhile, Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen has praised his team for their resilience after securing a last minute 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

The Belgian defender also praised teammate Christian Eriksen, who is becoming a specialist at scoring late winners to give Tottenham the three points.

The former Ajax midfielder scored the winner against the Black Cats in the 88<sup>th minute and has done it twice before this season against Swansea and Hull, scoring in the 89<sup>th and 90<sup>th minutes respectively.

"We showed character and fitness and we can say on the pitch now 'let's wait a couple of minutes for a last-minute goal!' It's always the biggest celebration!" Vertonghen told Spurs' official site.

"Christian has the quality to do it and I'm happy for him because he's a hard worker and a great player, he can do it time and time again," the Belgian international added.