Santi Cazorla is being eyed by Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas if, as looks likely, Luka Modric quits the club.
A report in AS claims that Spurs were interested in the Malaga midfielder at the start of last season before he eventually opted to join Malaga for €22m, and see the midfielder as the ideal replacement for Modric.
Now, however, they could well return for a player who this week, alongside Salomon Rondon, Joris Mathijsen and the retired Ruud van Nistelrooy, denounced Malaga to the Spanish Professional Footballers Association for non-payment of wages.
Although the four have now retracted their complaint, it could be the time to make a move for the 27-year-old as there is clearly an economic problem at La Rosaleda, which might mean a number of players becoming unsettled at the club.
Spurs are understood to be willing to pay the former Villarreal man €2.5m-a-year, almost double his earnings at Malaga, and the Asturian may be open to a move to the Premier League where he would join fellow Spanish internationals Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, David Silva and David de Gea.