Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk trio Willian, Douglas Costa and Fernandinho, according to the Ukrainian club's chief executive Sergei Palkin.
But it's in Ukraine where Tottenham are looking to conduct the majority of their shopping, with three players, including Brazilian winger Willian all interesting Villas-Boas.
"Mr. Levy personally flew to Donetsk to negotiate over Willian," Palkin said.
"But his latest offer was 15 million euros (£11.9m), which we, of course, did not accept.
"Levy, by the way, hinted that besides Willian, Villas-Boas was interested in Douglas Costa and Fernandinho, but he mentioned that just casually, without any specifics."
Amid the reported interest in his services last week, the 24 year old said he was itching to move to the Premier League having seen a proposed move to Chelsea fall through last January.
"I don't regret having come here, but I regret what's been going on with this situation. Chelsea tried to sign me, now Tottenham, so I have to rethink," he said.
Willian would potentially be seen as a replacement on the right for Aaron Lennon, while Fernandinho would provide an additional option in midfield following the departure of Luka Modric.
Costa, a Brazil under-20 international, would give support to Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor in attack.
Joining fellow Brazilian Sandro at White Hart Lane, the trio would add a much needed injection of flair and imagination head coach Villas-Boas is craving for.
The Portuguese boss seems intent on ripping up the squad he inherited from former manager Harry Redknapp, who took the side to the Champions League quarter final in the 2010/11 season.
Spurs have endured a tough start to the current campaign, losing away at Newcastle United on the opening day of the season before drawing with West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
The club are likely to be the busiest of their Premier League rivals in the final days of the transfer window, mirroring the last-minute deals struck under the managerial tenure of Redknapp.