Tottenham have been encouraged in their interest for Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
The Denmark international is wanted by Jose Mourinho to bolster what has looked a threadbare midfield at times.
Prior to the coronavirus crisis, Spurs were hit by a number of injuries.
Their form was abysmal, failing to win in seven matches - including a 3-0 thrashing from RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Mourinho is a fan of a sitting midfielder to hold base while his more attack-minded players can venture forward.
And he has earmarked Hojbjerg as the ideal man to take up the same position at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.