Spurs have started working on bringing Marcel Sabitzer to the Premier League in the summer.
The Lilywhites expect to revamp their team when the transfer window reopens and the Austrian is one of their targets.
The midfielder has rejected a new contract offer from RB Leipzig and he will enter the final year of his current deal at the end of this season.
Spurs know there will be serious competition for his signature when the transfer window reopens and have now started working on landing him, according to Football Insider.
The report says the midfielder is personally being requested by Jose Mourinho, who has paid attention to his development.
Spurs want the former Chelsea boss to help them end their wait to win trophies and they are prepared to back him in the transfer market.
He personally requested to have Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer and got the Dane.
The former Southampton man has been a key part of the Tottenham squad in this campaign and gives credit to the Special One’s good judgement in player recruitment.
The report adds that the fact that the club is working to bring a Mourinho target to north London means that they might keep him on as their manager next season.