The report states that Spur’s are looking to conclude the deal well before the end of the season.
The Mail go onto say that Tottenham are eyeing Turkey’s international friendly with England in May as an opportunity to finalise the transfer.
Spurs have been keeping close tabs on the Turkish international, sending scouts to a number of Mainz games this season.
The Bundesliga club value their star midfielder at £10 million. Malli was born in Germany and represented his country of birth at U21 level before switching allegiances to the country of his family – Turkey.