Pompey are chasing a sensational swoop for Jamie O’Hara.
The News understands the midfielder is being pursued in a loan for the remainder of the season, a deal which would reunite him with the Fratton faithful.
O’Hara was a massive favourite during a loan spell from Spurs in 2009-10, sweeping the board in the Blues’ player-of-the-year stakes.
He scored three goals in 29 appearances and also started for Avram Grant’s team in the 2010 FA Cup final.
But his career has stalled following a £5m move to Wolves in the summer of 2011, and he now features only for their under-21 side.
However, Pompey have identified the 27-year-old as a player to get them out of relegation trouble and are prepared to create the finances to capture him.
Other loan arrivals are expected before today’s 5pm emergency loan window deadline as caretaker boss Andy Awford seeks to keep the club in the Football League.