Harry Redknapp has not given up his pursuit of highly-rated Bolton defender Gary Cahill, who is out of contract at the Reebok Stadium at the end of the season and could leave on a free transfer next summer.
The Tottenham boss failed with a deadline-day attempt to bring him to White Hart Lane, and indicated he could renew his interest in the England international when the transfer window reopens in January.
"We were able to negotiate a deal with West Ham for [Scott] Parker, but we couldn't get a deal done for Cahill," Redknapp told the Sunday Mirror. "[But] that's not to say we won't try again in January.
"If the chairman can reach an agreement with Bolton I'd love to bring him here."
Spurs endured something of a frustrating summer transfer window, but having secured the likes of Parker, goalkeeper Brad Friedel, and the loan signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, as well as retaining the services of Luka Modric - Redknapp and Co. believe the club now has a realistic opportunity of claiming a top-four finish.
Another player heavily linked with a move to north London, to help Tottenham realise their dream of a return to the UEFA Champions League, is David Beckham.
The former England captain is out of contract at LA Galaxy when the MLS season finishes in November, and despite continuous speculation that he could join Spurs on loan, Redknapp insists that there is no deal currently in place.
"I'm not aware of any agreement with David," he said. "I've always had the utmost admiration for him as a player and he's a fantastic role model.
"I wouldn't rule anything in or out. The biggest problem is accommodating him in the side because I have an abundance of riches in midfield."