Neilton [right] has drawn comparisons to his Brazilian counterpart Neymar. [twitter]

Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of clubs hoping to convince Brazilian starlet Neilton to make the move to Europe after the winger rejected a new contract from Santos.

The 19-year-old has been dubbed the 'new Neymar' after a string of impressive displays for Santos. He only made his debut back in March and instantly made an impact as he fired three goals in his first six games.

With Neymar having sealed a big-money move from Santos to Barcelona in the summer, the Brazilian club are desperate to keep hold of their latest prodigy but it seems they may struggle as interest in the winger intensifies.

Brazilian website spoke to Neilton's agent Roberto de Almeida who confirmed that his client had received proposals from Europe, believed to be Tottenham and Spanish side Sevilla.

Tottenham were credited with interest over the course of the summer and it seems that manager Andre Villas-Boas remains keen on bringing the youngster to White Hart Lane.

Neilton, who like Neymar can play either on the wing or as a forward, is believed to have rejected an offer of €8,500 a month but has indicated that he would be prepared to remain in Brazil.

"I want to stay. We are negotiating. I am not involved in the talks, but I intend to stay," stated Neilton last month.

Tottenham were linked with several Brazilian players over the course of the summer and managed to complete a deal for Paulinho. The midfielder has been in excellent form since arriving at the north London club and has formed an impressive partnership alongside his international teammate Sandro.

The Express reports that Spurs were prepared to offer around £7m for Neilton in the summer, though the interest from Sevilla may well force up his price as the Spanish club have a long history of bringing South American's to the club.

Villas-Boas may well use the January transfer window to further bolster his attacking options as the club have struggled for goals so far this season, scoring just nine in ten Premier League games.