Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have enquired about the availability of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian as they seek possible alternatives for wantaway playmaker Luka Modric.
The Croatia international is currently training at Spurs Lodge after refusing to go on the clubs pre-season tour of North America and his future is still unclear as Real Madrid continue to discuss the possibility of a transfer with Tottenham officials.
The Telegraph is reporting that Shakhtar have revealed that they would be willing to listen to offers of around £19.5million, despite reportedly turning down an offer of £25m from Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Willian has enjoyed plenty of success at the Ukrainian club since he joined from Corinthians in the summer of 2007, winning three league titles, the Ukrainian Cup on two occasions and the UEFA Cup back in 2009.
Recognised as an attacking midfielder, Willian has twice represented Brazil and at just 23-years-old could well be viewed as a long-term successor to Modric.
Much will depend on the future of Modric as his transfer possibly holds the key to a number of other deals being completed. However, the focus may be on bringing another striker to the club as Jermain Defoe is the only recognised senior forward at Spurs.
Willian is predominantly used either in the centre of midfield and even if he was to arrive at White Hart Lane, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas would certainly need to bring in reinforcements to his forward line.
Tottenham are still believed to be working hard on trying to secure Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal from Manchester City, though, as of yet they have been unable to come to agreeable terms despite a fee of £5million fee already being accepted.
Villas-Boas has already secured the signatures of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen, but it seems it could still be a busy summer for the Portuguese manager who is keen to bring in yet more new arrivals.