Aston Villa have bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas, according to Sky Sports.
The attempted raid on North London comes after the Midlands club missed out on the loan signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, who has since made the switch to Ligue 1 champions Lille.
However, Jenas and Cole are clearly very different players.
Jenas is a more dynamic presence and plays further back than Cole in midfield, but has failed to convince at White Hart Lane in recent seasons.
With Spurs now having signed Scott Parker from West Ham United, Jenas has dropped even further down the pecking order, and may look to Villa boss Alex McLeish to help resurrect his career.