Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas could finally land long-term target Joao Moutinho this summer.

The pair were together at Porto and it became no secret that Villas-Boas was frantically trying to get the Portuguese midfielder on board for this campaign. However, a deadline-day move broke down after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy refused to meet Porto's hefty asking price.

But it has now emerged that the move could be very much back on according to Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias. The paper reported, cited in the Daily Star, that Moutinho has been promised a summer exit from Porto president Pinto da Costa.

Da Costa is reportedly holding out for £22 million for the midfield supremo, who could also draw interest from Spurs' Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea among others. 

Mountinho could be keen to link up with Villas-Boas again though after they enjoyed a short but successful spell together when the now Spurs manager led Porto to a famous quadruple in 2010/11. 

Moutinho's interest in a move to White Hart Lane may intensify further if Villas-Boas leads his side to a Champions League spot. 


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