• Tottenham is planning to revive its failed transfer move for Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, a report says
  • Perisic is believed to be a player who has impressed Jose Mourinho
  • Mourinho feels he doesn't have the right to ask for specific transfers from Tottenham

Tottenham has yet to rule out a transfer swoop for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, a report says.

After losing the no. 1 spot in the English Premier League standings, Tottenham is said to be considering making a few changes to its roster. Approaching the January transfer window, the Spurs are already prepared to offload several players.

Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela are among the club’s key departures, opening up a spot for a new midfielder. Should Tottenham executive Daniel Levy give the green light, the Spurs are likely to revisit the transfer of Perisic, whom Jose Mourinho “admires hugely,” reported Eurosport’s Dean Jones, one of the most reputable transfer insiders in the sport.

Perisic and Tottenham almost came close to sealing a deal in the past summer. As per Jones, the Inter attacking midfielder is still viewed by Tottenham as a player who can “add versatility and experience” to the team.

However, despite reportedly being commended by Mourinho, Perisic’s move to Premier League could still be stalled.

Mourinho has said that he is not expecting any major signing to arrive in the coming transfer windows. For the renowned manager, he doesn’t feel like he has the right to demand anything from the club in terms of who to recruit and who to transfer.

“Times are not easy,” Mourinho said in a recent press conference. “The club made a big effort in the summer to try and build a good squad. Honestly, if something good happened to us, it would be a big surprise for me. I don’t feel the right to ask for something.”

“Another thing is to demand something which I never do,” he added. “Another thing is to ask for and I’m not going to ask for anything because I respect the effort the club makes.”

Pointing head: Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League table
Pointing head: Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League table AFP / Oli SCARFF

In the latter half of the summer, Tottenham successfully loaned Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. However, the Wales captain’s deal is only good for one season.

Bale’s departure could also see the Spurs having another void to fill. Even worse, the Madrid star hasn’t really impressed in Tottenham yet.

"They need more from Gareth Bale to think beyond a top-four place," Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher wrote in one of his latest columns for The Telegraph. "Bale has barely figured since his return and is injured again.”

"After several years of complaints about unfair treatment from Real Madrid, we are yet to see the evidence that Zinedine Zidane was wrong," he added.