Steven Defour
Steven Defour is waiting for word from Tottenham before sealing a move to Anderlecht.

Steven Defour's agent has claimed that Anderlecht are showing concrete interest in signing the midfielder but they will wait to see if Tottenham make a move before sealing a deal.

Defour is set to ask Porto for a transfer this month after starting just six games this season. At 25 years of age the Belgian has attracted interest from a number of clubs including Aston Villa and he is believed to be desperate for a move to secure more first-team football in the lead-up to the World Cup.

And his agent says that he hasn't yet agreed a move to Anderlecht despite the side desperately pushing for his signature because the player wants to see what the likes of Aston Villa and Spurs have to offer.

"Steven will tell his club he wants to leave because he wants to play in the World Cup," Stefani told

"Aston Villa? It can become real. There was interest from a few other clubs in England but to say that he may sign there tomorrow? No.

"Anderlecht has been the most concrete from the beginning. They always said they wanted to have Steven.

"Of course Anderlecht has a chance but Steven receives phone calls from other agents who promise him a transfer to Tottenham.

"It is normal that when you hear the name of Tottenham, we want to think."

Spurs are believed to be preparing to lose Lewis Holtby with the midfielder also looking for more game time elsewhere and with Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen already at White Hart Lane, the chance to play alongside his countrymen is likely to give Tottenham's chances of luring Defour to north London a boost.

But whether incoming manager Tim Sherwood is seriously interested in the former Genk youth player remains to be seen.