Spurs eyeing Luke Shaw, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.
Tottenham are considering a January bid for Southampton starlet Luke Shaw if they miss out of Fabio Coentrao of Real Madrid, reports The London Evening Standard.
Shaw, 18, has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea and is regarded as one of the best young talents in the Premier League.
Spurs’ first choice remains Coentrao, a compatriot of head-coach Andre Villas-Boas, but the Portugal international is on big money at the Santiago Bernabeu and chairman Daniel Levy would prefer Shaw, who is young, talented and earning relatively low wages at St. Mary’s.
Saints would be unlikely to listen to any offers of under £10m for the England under-21 international, who has been excellent in the club’s strong start to the champaign.
Tottenham are in need of a new left back after Villas-Boas lost faith in Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
The Cameroonian, a favourite of former manager Harrry Redknapp, is currently on loan at QPR, while Danny Rose is injured meaning Jan Vertonghen has deputised at left full-back in recent weeks.