According to the Daily Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur made contact with Southampton regarding striker Danny Ings, but the Saints are not willing to sell their star man.
Jose Mourinho’s side has been linked to the likes of Bas Dost and Alexander Sorloth, and is on the hunt for a new center-forward to cover the international Harry Kane of England.
Now, with the club touching the base with the Southampton league rivals, the North London team has added Ings to the list of potential candidates.
Tottenham did not make an official bid for the former Liverpool striker, but set eyes on the player as they were looking to add to their firepower.
However, Southampton is insistent that in the current transfer window the 28-year-old will not be sold.
Ings arrived from Liverpool to Saints in 2018 on an initial loan agreement and then for a fee of £20 m made a permanent move in the region last summer.
Former Burnley Talisman had a strong 2019/20 campaign, scoring 22 goals from 38 league appearances for Southampton.