Highly respected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims on Monday that Spurs have approached Manchester United about the loan signing of Alexander Buttner.
Tottenham reportedly want to loan Buttner for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move should he impress in the summer.
Buttner has struggled for games under David Moyes this season and Tottenham are presumably looking for back-up to Danny Rose who has suffered with injury in 2013/2014.
De Telegraaf claim Buttner is eager to move after making just 18 appearances in the past 15 months with Moyes preferring the likes of Patrice Evra and Fabio with a rumoured move for Leighton Baines still possible.
Buttner feels he has a good chance to usurp Rose in the left side of Tottenham’s defence and boost his opportunities of going to the World Cup with Holland.
Spurs have been eager to bring in a left-sided defender for much of the last transfer window but failed to agree a deal with Real Madrid for Fabio Coentrao.
This has resulted in Jan Vertonghen filling in on the left side, to the clear dissatisfaction to the Belgian defender.
Spurs face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.