Spurs are in talks with Empoli over a possible signing of Inter Milan-linked goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
This according to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, who report that the Lilywhites have made a move to try and sign the 26-year-old, and could snap him up ahead of the Nerazzurri.
Empoli keeper Vicario has emerged as a major target for Inter during the summer transfer window.
If Inter were to accept an offer for Vicario, they want to sign Vicario. The Nerazzurri have lined up the 26-year-old as their priority target to replace Onana for some time.
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However, Inter could run the very real risk of missing out on Vicario.
The Empoli keeper, whose coach Paolo Zanetti has all but confirmed will leave this summer, is not only a target for the Nerazzurri. Juventus and Roma have also been linked. Some recent reports have also suggested Fiorentina want to sign Vicario.
Another team can be added to that list, according to SportItalia.
SI reporter Michele Criscitiello has confirmed that Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are also in the race. He reports that the Londoners have opened up talks with Empoli about a possible move for Vicario.
Criscitiello also states that as of yet it is not clear what kind of fees the clubs are talking about.
However, Inter could be put into a tough position now. They are still reportedly ready to sell Onana if the right offer comes along.
However, the Nerazzurri may miss out on their first-choice replacement if Vicario goes elsewhere.