Tottenham have made a new move for Southampton star Danny Ings as he stalls on a new Southampton deal, Football Insider understands.
The striker, 28, has been offered a lucrative new contract by the Saints but has yet to put pen to paper amid a continued clamour for his services.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Tottenham head the list of pursuing clubs and have been in contact again after their failed 2020 swoop.
The source explained that Spurs’ interest is “concrete” and they will bid if offered encouragement a deal is possible either this month or, more likely, in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has privately vowed that big money will be spent this year only on players capable of slotting straight into the first team.
He is comfortable that most bases are covered in his squad but is in the market for elite talents even if Tottenham may new to sell to buy.
Ings is regarded by Mourinho as an electrifying forward capable of adding penetration and goals to an attack overly reliant on Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.
The Londoners tried to sign Ings last summer but were thwarted as Southampton knocked back their approach.
They are now exploring whether the former Liverpool and Burnley forward is looking to move on now he has reached the last 18 months of his contract.
Ings has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 13 Premier League matches this season and has 40 goals from 81 Southampton games.
Spurs signed Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan last summer and have an option to convert it into a permanent deal for £40million.