Joao Moutinho looks set to exit Porto in the summer, with recent reports suggesting that up to four clubs are interested in the playmaker besides Tottenham.
Spurs got an extension on deadline day last summer to get a deal over the line but it still fell through, and although Andre Villas-Boas has denied his side will go for the star again, rumours persist that he will head for north London at the next opportunity.
However, the Daily Express claims that Tottenham aren't the only ones going in for Moutinho, with Chelsea, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain and Sporting Lisbon all being credited with interest in the player as the summer transfer window rolls around.
Monaco in particular are believed to be keeping a close eye on Moutinho, with Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev happy to spend big money on acquiring the 26-year-old.
But Chelsea have their own big spending Russian in Roman Abramovich, and if he believes that Moutinho is the right fit for a squad looking to bring in new talent, he could replace Frank Lampard as the midfielder nears the exit door at Stamford Bridge.
With the Blues looking to offer Champions League football next season, there's more chance that the side will be able to give Moutinho the move he wants as well as the money that Monaco are offering.
Paris Saint German, meanwhile, are a club that will no doubt be linked with every player showing promise in the summer. While the side looks close to winning the Ligue 1 title for the first time since a group of wealthy Qatari owners took charge, they are looking to become a success story in Europe as well, and will no doubt be bolstering their squad.
More clubs will likely be credited with interest in Moutinho as the summer edges closer, and no matter how much Villas-Boas denies it, Tottenham will seemingly continue to be linked with the £20 million-rated midfielder, especially should they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.