Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill could reportedly follow Arsenal legend Thierry Henry from New York to north London in January by joining Tottenham on loan in the transfer window.
Cahill left Everton for New York Red Bulls in July after eight years at Goodison Park and, according to the Daily Mail, he could return to the Premier League with Spurs next month.
Tottenham are reported to be one of a number of English clubs interested in signing the Australian, with Sunderland, Newcastle and Queens Park Rangers also credited with interest.
Cahill scored once in 14 matches during his first season with New York Red Bulls, before the club were dumped out of the Eastern Conference playoffs by DC United.
The lure of a chance to play in the Premier League during the MLS off-season may prove too much for Cahill, and Spurs may yet beat Everton to the loan signing of the 33-year-old.
Should Cahill move to White Hart Lane, then he would be following a similar path to that of New York teammate Thierry Henry, who is also reportedly set to return to London in January.
Henry, who re-joined Arsenal on loan this season, is reportedly set to join the Gunners once again in a similar deal in 2013, as Arsene Wenger looks to bring goalscoring reinforcements to the Emirates Stadium.