Tottenham on the trail of Brazilian playmaker

Tottenham are readying a bid for Shakhtar Donestk attacking midfielder Willian according to Sky Sports.

The north London club are going through something of a revamp this summer, with new boss Andre Villas-Boas eager to make his inherited squad his own.

With Luka Modric looking extremely likely to leave the side this summer, AVB is eager to add to his midfield creative options, and has been scouting Europe for suitable replacements.

The Brazil international has impressed domestically and in the Champions League in his time in Ukraine, and seems destined for a move to a bigger club.

Chelsea are known suitors of the South American star and have had a number of offers turned down by the eastern European outfit.

However, Spurs are ready to enter the race for Willian’s signature and are preparing an offer this week.

By Gareth McKnight