Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is hoping to line-up a player plus cash deal for Marseille striker Loic Remy who has been in superb form for the Ligue 1 side.
The 24-year-old was close to moving to the Premier League in the summer of 2010 when Arsenal announced their interest in the striker who was at Nice at the time.
However, Remy instead decided to stay in France and ended up moving to Marseille for a fee believed to be in the region of €15million.
The France international has been a success at the club as he managed 15 league goals last season and this year has already scored eight times in all competitions.
French radio station RMC Sports have reported that Tottenham are ready to sound out Marseille about a possible deal in January that would see out-of-favour forward Roman Pavlyuchenko be part of the deal.
Redknapp wants to bring another forward to the club as he attempts to continue the clubs superb run in the league and guarantee a top four finish which would bring Champions League football.
Tottenham are prepared to let Pavlyuchenko leave the club in the New Year, but Redknapp is hoping to convince Marseille boss Didier Deschamps to let Remy make the move to White Hart Lane.
Marseille certainly do not want to lose the striker, who has impressed in the Champions League this season, but Tottenham are hoping that by offering money and the Russian forward that the French outfit will part with the striker.