Manchester City are reported to be in talks with Tottenham over a deal to sign David Bentley.
The winger’s future at White Hart Lane remains uncertain after dropping out of favour under manager Harry Redknapp.
The Spurs’ boss, who criticised him after his recent arrest for drink driving, appears to favour the pace of Aaron Lennon on the right side of midfield.
The former Blackburn winger had been linked with Aston Villa, but it now seems that City are leading the chase for his signature.
This is despite City boss, Mark Hughes, declaring the summer spending spree over following the arrival of Joleon Lescott.
Spurs are reportedly interested in City winger Martin Petrov, but it remains unclear whether the Bulgarian is part of the deal that would bring Bentley to Eastlands.