Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a move for Lassana Diarra, according to talkSPORT.
The Real Madrid man has been told he can leave the Bernabeu this summer, after being usurped in the starting line-up by Sami Khedira and Xavi Alonso.
And Spurs are leading the race for the former Portsmouth midfielder.
Harry Redknapp brought Diarra to Fratton Park and the Frenchman helped Pompy towards an FA Cup win in 2008, as the 26-year-old excelled.
Spurs are looking to add experience to their squad as they plan an assault on the top four in the Barclays Premier League.
As well as Diarra, Tottenham are also looking at bringing Scott Parker and Charlie Adam to the club.