Andre Villas-Boas will reportedly reject the approach from Paris St. Germain and remain at Tottenham Hotspur, if the north Londoners prove their ambition for next season by landing three players shortlisted by the Portuguese tactician.
Villas-Boas has been heavily linked to the managerial post of the Ligue 1 champions, who are expected to lose their coach Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid. According to the Mirror, the Spurs boss is willing to turn down the lucrative offer from the big-spending French club, if Tottenham are ready to fund a triple swoop for Barcelona's David Villa and Brazil internationals Paulinho and Leandro Damiao.
Paulinho is a versatile and powerful box-to-box midfielder, who has managed to keep Chelsea's Ramires out of the Brazil squad for the Confederations Cup. The 24-year-old's agent is currently in London, while his club Corinthians have confirmed that Spurs have contacted them regarding the player's situation.
Villas-Boas is also understood to be keen on signing two forwards this summer. Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to leave, while there are doubts over the future of Jermain Defoe as well. Damiao has been a long-time target for Tottenham and the manager wants the move to be completed this summer. The former Chelsea boss is also an admirer of Spain's record goal-scorer Villa and believes the 31-year-old will bring in much-needed experience to his ranks.
The report claims PSG are more than happy to match Villas-Boas' £10m release clause. But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to be desperate to keep hold of the 35-year-old, who led the club to their highest-ever points tally last season, and could now fund the aforementioned triple swoop.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports Villas-Boas also wants assurances over Gareth Bale's future, if he is to continue at Tottenham. The Welshman is touted as the top summer target for Madrid and has been heavily linked with a move away from White Harte Lane this summer, with PSG also interested.
The report labels Valencia forward Roberto Soldado as an alternative target to either Villa or Damiao. Villas-Boas would ideally want all summer deals to be wrapped up ahead of pre-season.