Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that Tottenham made an enquiry for him in the January transfer window.
The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the winter window, having struggled for game time under Frank Lampard.
A switch to Italy looked most likely, with former Blues boss Antonio Conte trying his hardest to take him to Inter Milan.
There were also, surprise rumours about a move across London to Tottenham, with José Mourinho known to be on the hunt for a new striker after losing captain Harry Kane to injury.
Those rumours were largely dismissed as nothing more than that, rumours, but Giroud insists there was a phone call from Spurs.
“Everyone knows that the sporting project of Inter was the most interesting for me,” he told Teléfoot.
“Lazio and Tottenham also looked for me. At one point, it was a question of where I wanted to go to play. I spoke to Conte on the phone.”
It will now be interesting to see whether Tottenham make another attempt to get Giroud in the summer transfer window.
They still need additions up front and, with Giroud looking unlikely to sign a new deal at Chelsea, he will be available on a free transfer.
That would surely appeal to Daniel Levy, although whether Giroud would make the switch is up for debate.