Didier Deschamps is a sudden darkhorse for the Tottenham job.
The Daily Star says Deschamps is looking to quit Marseille.
Spurs are in the process of appointing a new boss after they sacked Harry Redknapp earlier this month.
Although Andre Villas-Boas, Laurent Blanc and David Moyes have been the names most heavily linked to the post, Deschamps may become a surprise candidate.
L'Equipe says the 43-year-old has told Marseille chiefs he wants to leave the club after being angered by a lack of transfer funds.