Porto winger Christian Atsu is ready to leave the Portuguese champions and realise his dream of playing in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur have held an interest in the 21-year-old throughout the season, heightened by the winger's refusal to sign a contract extension last December that would have increased his release clause to €30million.

Christian Atsu
Reported Tottenham target Atsu dreams of the Premier League. (Reuters)

The Ghanaian international was handed his first call-up to Porto's first team ranks by Andre Villas-Boas during his tenure as head coach in 2011, and the winger has given every indication that he wants to follow his former manager over to the Premier League.

"There are times when we have to think about following our dreams and this is the time to follow my dream," Atsu is quoted as saying in Portuguese newspaper Abola.

"Since I started playing football, my dream is to play in the Premier League and I love going out there. I do not say that I want to leave FC Porto. But if I leave my destiny is in England."

Under his current contract, Atsu can leave the Estadio do Dragao if a club were to come in with an offer of just €10m, a fee that is unlikely to dissuade Tottenham or his other reported suitor Everton this summer.

After being called up to the first team squad by Villas-Boas towards the end of the Portuguese manager's time at the club, Atsu has gone from strength to strength, impressing on a loan spell at Rio Ave during the 2011/12 season and easing himself into the Porto first team in this past campaign.

Regardless of the future of Gareth Bale, Tottenham may find themselves in the market for a winger this summer. The dynamic performances down the flanks of Aaron Lennon and the Welshman have often been the source of Tottenham's most scintillating efforts over the past year.

But during periods when the club have been without their two wide options, the side have struggled, with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Clint Dempsey unable supply that same verve in their absence.

Having lost key players Hulk, Fredy Guarin, Alvaro Pereira and Radamel Falcao in the past two summer transfer windows, Porto are once again bracing themselves for a summer of high profile exits.

But the Portuguese champions have been handed a boost by their influential midfielder Joao Moutinho. Having nearly joined Tottenham on the final day of the summer transfer window last season, the Portuguese international was reportedly the subject of an enormous offer from the ambitious French outfit Monaco on Tuesday.

But while admitting the decision whether to remain at the club may ultimately be taken out of his hands, Moutinho insists he has no desire to leave Porto.

"Right now, nothing will make me change clubs," the 26-year-old said. "I am extremely happy here and the most important thing is happiness and winning titles.

"My future is up to FC Porto. No player is immune to leaving. But if something does come up it has to be something good for both parties."