White Hart Lane squad player could make a move to Villa Park.
Aston Villa have made an enquiry into the availability of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas, after losing out on Liverpool’s Joe Cole.
The Midlands club are after a player who is comfortable on the ball to strengthen their attacking options and have identified the 28-year-old.
The England international has become nothing more than a squad player in recent years, losing his place to Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar.
Jenas has two years left on his contract and Spurs will be keen to offload to free up some cash to make purchases of their own.
Villa boss Alex McLeish has sanctioned the enquiry after failing to convince Cole to reject a move to Lille.
The 29-year-old will move to the Ligue 1 champions on a season-long loan with the lure of Champions League football too much to resist.
Liverpool were also unhappy about Cole moving to a Premier League rival, while Lille also offered to pay a higher percentage of his £90,000-a-week salary.
Villa are also interested in signing Spurs right-back Alan Hutton for £3million, while David Bentley has also been on McLeish’s radar.