Jose Mourinho has reportedly contacted Zlatan Ibrahimovic to try and convince the striker join him at Tottenham in January.
Ibrahimovic, 38, is currently weighing up his options as he looks for a new club following the end of his two-year spell with LA Galaxy.
Although he has previously indicated his desire to return to Spain, where he played for Barcelona , the Swedish superstar is believed to be close to completing a return to AC Milan.
However, reports in both England and Italy claim that new Spurs boss Mourinho is eyeing-up a reunion with the forward and wants to make him one of his first signings for the North London club.
And according to La Repubblica (via Sport Witness ), the Portuguese manager has even called the former Paris Saint-Germain star to see if a second spell in the Premier League would appeal to him.
It is claimed that former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho views Ibrahimovic as the ideal man to provide much-needed cover for star forward Harry Kane following the summer departure of Fernando Llorente.
The pair briefly worked together at Italian giants Inter Milan before re-uniting at Manchester United in 2016.
Ibrahimovic enjoyed a successful spell at Old Trafford, scoring 29 goals in 53 total appearances before sustaining a serious knee injury and eventually leaving the club in March 2018.
The Red Devils had been linked with a potential move, but The Telegraph reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have ruled out a move.
Spurs could still make an approach, but it is claimed that Ibrahimovic’s wage demands could be a stumbling block, with Spurs chief Daniel Levy known to be a tough negotiator and seemingly unwilling to damage his wage structure.
Mourinho, meanwhile, insisted that he is happy with his current squad during his first press conference on Thursday.
He said: “I don’t need players. I don’t need players. I am so happy with what I have.
“I just need time to understand them better and know everything about them because I always say you only know a player when you work with them.
“Of course how many times have I watched these guys, how many times have I played against them?
“I knew them well but never know them well enough until you work with them and my gift is this squad because the squad is very, very good.”