Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to be able to persuade Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to consider a move to White Hart Lane ahead of Stuttgart by offering him higher wages, according to a report.
The Dutch striker has been left out of Real Madrid's trip to Ireland to allow him to find a new club, and he now has more than one option as the north Londoners have rekindled their interest.
Manager Harry Redknapp was reported to have been interested last month and Tottenham officials held talks about a number of players, including Huntelaar, with the Madrid hierarchy.
Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart have made confident noises about signing the Dutch star as they can offer him Champions League football, but Roma are also said to be monitoring the situation.
Tottenham will not be in Europe next term, but they will offer Huntelaar more money, according to the Daily Mail, as well as the Premier League as a stage, though they will first have to match the €18 million bid from the Germans.
With the World Cup finals taking place next summer, the former Ajax forward is keen to seek assurances that he will be a regular in whatever club he chooses, and Redknapp will have to convince the Holland international that such a scenario is possible at Spurs.
The Daily Mail adds that one complication in any deal is that Ajax will demand €6 million in compensation as Madrid are seeking to sell him on after just seven months at the Bernabeu.
Lucas Brown, Goal.com