The long running transfer saga involving Luka Modric and Real Madrid appears to have taken another twist after it was reported that Tottenham had identified a possible replacement in Mohamad Kamara.
Spanish newspaper AS has learnt that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes that the player, more commonly known as Medo, would be the prefect midfielder to fill the void that would be left by Modric.
The publication believes that Medo, a Sierra Leone international, would be a cheaper alternative to Porto midfielder Moutinho who would cost in the region £31million, a similar amount to what Real Madrid are willing to pay for Modric.
It is believed that Medo could be prised away from Partizan Belgrade for around half the amount at £15million, which could mean that Spurs would be willing to accept a slightly lower offer from the Spanish champions for Modric.
The Croatia international is still refusing to train with the Tottenham first team and is expected to remain in England when the club travel to Spain in order to play Valencia.
Tottenham had been hoping to receive an offer of £40million, but Levy may be becoming frustrated as the potential transfer has been hanging over the club for the majority of the summer.
AS believe that Levy would still have to convince manager Andre Villas-Boas that Medo would be the right signing for the club as the former Porto boss knows Moutinho well and is clearly an admirer of the Portugal international.
Medo, 24, may not be a recognisable name to many Premier League fans but he was instrumental in helping Partizan win the league title last season and has represented the Serbian club in the Champions League on a number of occasions.
The Spanish paper also believes that another deal is dependent on the sale of Modric as it seems Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be making the move to White Hart Lane.
"When Modric finalises his move to Madrid, Lloris will go to Tottenham, we are just waiting to hear," Lloris's agent is quoted as saying in AS.
Spurs have been linked with a new keeper as Brad Friedel is now 42-years-old and clearly coming towards the end of his career.