CSKA Moscow are preparing a move for Liverpool and West Ham target Eljero Elia - and that could open the door for Spurs to sign Alan Dzagoev.
Elia, the Holland international, has been followed by Liverpool since his time at Hamburg.
The Reds were tipped to bring him to Anfield when he left the German side in 2011, but the 26-year-old instead switched to Juventus, where he failed to make an impression.
He returned to the Bundesliga last summer and signed for Werder Bremen, where he has featured regularly.
And according to Russian newspaper Izvestia, his displays have caught the eye of CSKA, who want to sign him as a possible replacement for Dzagoev.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is still on the hunt for a new playmaker after failing to sign Joao Moutinho last summer and Dzagoev, 22, is on his radar.
However, the Russia star is expected to be a wanted man this summer and the north London side will have to fend off interest from Juventus to land him.