Spurs were strongly linked with the Portuguese international over the summer, and were even said to be pondering taking him to White Hart Lane as a part of Gareth Bale’s move to the Spanish capital.
However, a deal failed to come to fruition, leading to Manchester United coming close to clinching a loan agreement for the left-back.
Andre Villas-Boas is still said to be keen on offering Coentrao a Bernabeu escape route, and is set to up his interest this winter.
The Londoners invested £108m in their squad during the last transfer window, drafting in a number of top players.
But, AVB failed to significantly strengthen the left side of his defence, with the inexperienced Danny Rose his only orthodox option in the squad.
The 25-year-old is said to be keen to leave Real in search of regular first-team football, with Jose Mourinho’s departure and Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival having left his status in the team in some doubt.
Villas-Boas is also looking to add another striker during January, and has instructed scouts to assess a number of targets.
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