Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Marseille defender Hiroki Sakai, according to Sky Sports.
Sakai scored one goal and provided four assists in 27 Ligue 1 appearances this season from right-back.
Sky Sports claims Spurs are interested in the 29-year-old, but his age apparently puts him low on the list of the targets.
It is believed the club wants to prioritise bringing in players below the age of 23, which obviously puts a move for Sakai in doubt.
But the Japan international could be targeted if Tottenham miss out on their first-choice replacements for Rose and Trippier.
Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka would be ideal, but he is reportedly the subject of a £40 million bid from Manchester United.
Whether Spurs are able to sign their priority targets could depend on how much the Londoners are willing to spend.
Sakai, who has made 56 appearances for his country, would add plenty of experience to the squad but it seems Tottenham would prefer youthful energy with a sell-on value.