Sneijder's refusal to sign a contract extension with Inter has seen his playing time severely limited, featuring only six times for the San Siro outfit this season, and the Nerazzurri are believed to be eager to offload the unhappy Dutchman once the January transfer window opens.
The 28-year-old's star at the club has fallen sharply from the time he led them to a fantastic treble in 2010; the Nerazzurri, under the guidance of former manager Jose Mourinho, won the Serie A, the Supercoppa Italiana and the Champions League in that historic year.
English giants Manchester United and Chelsea were allegedly in the running to pry Sneijder away from the San Siro last year, but both clubs' advances were then rebuffed by Inter, and the two sides' interest in the playmaker have since waned, with both teams bolstering their squads with other signings.
However, Sneijder's undoubted talent still makes him one of the most coveted players in the world, with the likes of oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain keen to add the Dutch international to their star-studded ranks, but it appears that Spurs have emerged as the surprising favourites to land the former Real Madrid player in January.
According to The Mirror, Spurs have recently opened negotiations with Inter for the player, with Sneijder reportedly having already agreed personal terms with the Lilywhites, and the White Hart Lane outfit could buy the midfielder for as little as £12 million.
Sneijder's international team-mate, Rafael Van der Vaart, had previously hinted that the free-kick specialist was keen to move to England, telling ESPN during the summer: "Of course he [Sneijder] would like to play in England, it's the biggest league in the world.
"He is a good friend of mine and we have contact almost every day.
"He knows what to expect in the Premier League."
Sneijder spent four seasons at Inter since joining the Nerazzurri from Real in 2009 and has thus far made a total of 114 appearances, scoring a total of 25 goals and getting 39 assists in the process.