Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly got in touch with the player to convince him to join the club on loan.
The Brazilian’s already been linked with a move to north London, with reports in L’Equipe suggesting he could be set to join Unai Emery’s project at Arsenal.
But the latest from Sky Sports suggests that it could actually be their fierce rivals that could be set for his signature.
Reports suggest that Pochettino has called Coutinho personally in a bid to convince the Barcelona man to join him at Spurs.
The pair worked together for half a season, with the Argentinian taking the player on loan at Espanyol during the 2011-12 campaign.
The forward, relatively new to European football and struggling to make an impact at parent club Inter, showed early signs of his promise during the spell, scoring five goals in 16 games for the La Liga club.
There’s plenty of transfer action set to happen in the closing stages of the transfer window at Spurs, with the future of Christian Eriksen – linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United – up in the air, with the potential for a vacancy.
Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been a target all summer but it remains to be seen whether the club will push that one over the line, with the latest reports suggesting they’ve been priced out of a deal.