Hamburg are still eager to sign Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart, The Sun claim.
The Netherlands international has played for the Bundesliga team before, and with his wife working in Germany a move to his former club or Schalke has been touted all-summer long.
Andre Villas-Boas is eager to revamp his squad before the end of the transfer window, with Van der Vaart one of the players in risk of being shown the door at White Hart Lane.
The German club have confessed an interest in re-signing the forward, but admit that a move depends on Spurs.
“There is not a lot of time — it is up to Tottenham. If we have a chance to sign him we will do everything to make it happen,” chairman Carl-Edgar Jarchow said.
With Spurs interested in the likes of Willian, Van der Vaart’s role in the side is yet to be determined.
By Gareth McKnight