Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with a report claiming that the north London side have already 'begun talks' over a deal.
Koulibaly joined the club in 2014 and has gone on to forge a reputation as one of the best centre-backs in Europe. As a result of his fine performances, he has long attracted interest from numerous European giants.
Most notably, Manchester United made a move to sign the 28-year-old during the summer, and reportedly had an offer of £83m turned down by Napoli prior to the Red Devils bringing in Harry Maguire.
Real Madrid have also shown an interest in the player for a while and it has recently been revealed that they will make an ambitious swoop to bring in Napoli pair Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz.
Spanish outlet El Desmarque are now reporting that Spurs have entered the race to sign the Senegal international. The report claims that manager Mourinho is keen to bring in reinforcements in January, with Koulibaly high on his list - having already tried to sign him during his time at United.
It is further mentioned that the north London side have already begun talks over a potential deal, with the fee set at a staggering €100m. The report alludes to the interest shown by Madrid, but claims that it 'seems as though' the Lilywhites have a shot at signing Koulibaly.
The likelihood of a deal actually happening appears unlikely, however, following Mourinho's recent comments. The Portuguese boss confirmed that the club will not be making a move for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes because of his £85m release clause.
He claimed: "We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically. I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us."