Tottenham are prepared to rekindle their interest in signing Bruno Fernandes in January.
The club were heavily linked with a move in the summer for the Sporting Lisbon captain, but talks between the two clubs eventually petered out because a price could not be agreed.
However, now reports suggest that the North London side are ready to make another bid to sign Fernandes in January, as they prepare for life without Christian Eriksen.
The Dane is in the final year of his contract at White Hart Lane, and, after repeatedly turning down the offer of a new long-term contract, Tottenham are prepared to sell him in January, rather than allow him to walk away from the club for free next summer.
Manchester United were another club closely linked with Portuguese international Fernandes in the summer, but chose not to pursue him over concerns about how often he gave the ball away.
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