Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is keen for the club to secure the signing of Adama Traore from former club Wolves, urging managing director of football Fabio Paratici to complete a deal before the transfer deadline.
Spurs have been tentatively linked with the Spain international throughout the summer, but will step up their pursuit of the winger this week.
90min understands that Traore is pushing for the move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and his former head coach Nuno is hopeful of a reunion in north London.
A loan deal with an obligation to buy for £40m is expected to be agreed between Spurs and Wolves, who have been open to letting Traore go this window amid widespread Premier League interest.
Liverpool were exploring a deal for the winger, but were put off by the £40m price tag set by Wolves. Leeds United were also interested but would not commit to a deal over £30m.
Traore and Nuno had their issues last season over the winger’s contract, but there has never been a problem between the two of them personally, hence their willingness to link up once again.
Spurs beat Wolves 1-0 on Sunday on Nuno’s return to Molineux, with Traore running the Tottenham defence ragged but squandering the home side’s best chances.
Chairman Daniel Levy was in attendance, as were Paratici and technical performance director Steve Hitchen.
Dele Alli grabbed the game’s only goal from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa early on.
Harry Kane made his first appearance of the season, replacing Son Heung-min as a substitute. 90min reported last week that Manchester City have not given up on signing the England captain and will continue to push Spurs on a deal right up until the transfer deadline.