Tottenham chief scout Steve Hitchen has reportedly been watching a former target this month as Spurs consider a late January bid.
The winter transfer window shuts on February 1, with Jose Mourinho yet to add to his squad this month.
But that could all change if the north London club follow up their interest in Norwich star Max Aarons.
Spurs have been chasing the young defender for more than a year. But they ended up bringing in Matt Doherty in a £15million deal from Wolves instead.
However, Hitchens was spotted at Norwich’s clash against Bristol City in midweek – with Aarons reportedly on his radar again, as cited by sportslens.
The 21-year-old is still rated in the £20m bracket despite performing in the Championship now.
Aarons, who has three years remaining on his contract, was also courted by Bayern Munich during the summer.
While playing mainly as a right-back, Aarons also has the ability to switch sides – something that is a useful option for Mourinho.