Tottenham could be set to renew their interest in Inter Milan left-back Alvaro Pereira after the player's agent suggested he may consider his future in the January transfer window.

According to talkSPORT, Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to bring in competition for the club's only first-team left-back - Danny Rose.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has joined Queens Park Rangers on a loan deal, and the report claims Villas-Boas could make a bid to sign the Uruguayan international in January.

Pereira played under the Spurs boss at Porto, helping the Portuguese club to a famous treble in the 2010/11 season.

Villas-Boas was tipped to bring the 28-year-old with him to London when he first joined Chelsea, but Pereira ultimately completed a deal to join Inter Milan.

He's yet to make a single appearance in Serie A for the club this season though, and the player's agent Flavio Perchman has hinted that his client will reconsider his future in the winter window.

Speaking to tuttomercatoweb, Perchman said: "His relationship with [Inter Milan manager Walter] Mazzarri is good. Now Alvaro is working very hard in training to convince the coach to play him in Serie A.

"We will see [if he will leave in the next transfer window] - it is too early to talk about this scenario.

"Obviously Pereira needs to play as the World Cup is at the end of the season. In December or January we will evaluate the situation."

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