Dimitar Berbatov was the subject of failed talks that would have seen him re-join Tottenham from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, according to the player's agent.
The Bulgarian had been linked with moves to Fiorentina or Juventus before jumping at the opportunity to reunite with Martin Jol at Fulham.
But the attacker's representative, Emil Danchev, has now confirmed reports that he held talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about the possibility of Berbatov making a return to north London
"We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment," he told reporters.
Fiorentina had believed they were close to sealing the 31-year-old's signature on deadline day prior to his eventual move to Craven Cottage.
But, despite the Italian club slamming the former Bayer Leverkusen man's actions in strongly-worded statement, Danchev insists no promises were broken.
"I cannot make promises on behalf of my client whoever they might be because my work principle is to create opportunities and options," he added.
"The choice belongs to the person who makes the decision. We discussed all three options. Nobody promised anybody anything.
"Fiorentina had a desire to get Dimitar to sign with them. We went as far as negotiating all conditions.
"But other than that, I've also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs."