Tottenham are preparing a £6 million offer for Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
The Sunday Mirror says armed with a substantial transfer kitty, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is not prepared to allow complacency to settle around his club.
He wants to bring in some new faces hungry to achieve success and Richards fits the bill.
The 21-year-old defender has fallen from grace with club and country.
Sources close to the player admit his career has reached a crossroads and while he is not demanding a move from City he will be desperate to see positive signs that he has a future under Italian boss Roberto Mancini.