Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he has held talks with William Gallas' representatives over a proposed move to White Hart Lane.
With Ledley King unable to play regularly and Jonathan Woodgate a long-term injury doubt, Redknapp is eager to add some experience to his threadbare defence, as Spurs look to maintain their place in the top four of the Premier League.
And former Arsenal captain Gallas - who is available on a free transfer after being released by the Gunners when his contract expired last month - appears to fit the bill.
Redknapp told The Sun: "It is a possibility. He has not been greedy at all. His people have rung up and we spoke about it.
"I like him. I think he's a great free transfer."
Some Spurs fans will no doubt feel slightly uneasy at the prospect of signing a player who represented their arch-rivals, but Redknapp was quick to dismiss the idea that Gallas moving across north London would get the ire of the White Hart Lane faithful.
"You can go on forever about that. We put too much importance on that all the time," he added.
"If he comes in and plays rubbish, the crowd will slaughter him. If he comes in and plays great, they will love him. That is football."
Gallas has also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, but he is understood to want to remain in England.