Tottenham have not made an enquiry for Barcelona's Malcom or Hull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen.
Spurs have a desperate need for reinforcements in the January transfer window.
Star men Harry Kane and Dele Alli are both injured, while Son Heung-min is away at the Asian Cup.
Tottenham have been linked with Malcom, who has started just one La Liga game this season, and 22-year-old Hull regular Bowen.
But the north London club are yet to make a move for either player.
With Kane and Son absent, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino handed Fernando Llorente a first Premier League start of the season in Sunday's trip to Fulham.
The decision backfired with Llorente scoring at own goal to give Fulham the lead.
But Alli equalised, shortly before suffering hamstring trouble, then Harry Winks netted a stoppage-time winner to keep Spurs seven points clear of Arsenal.