Tottenham are already looking at possible replacements for Rafael van der Vaart, according to reports in Germany, with the playmaker admitting he would be open to a possible move to Schalke in the summer.

Van der Vaart has starred for Spurs since making the move to White Hart Lane in 2010, but with his wife currently producing a TV show in Germany, rumours are rife that he could be on the lookout for a move to the Bundesliga.

Today he tried to dispel reports of a possible move away from Tottenham, but the 29 year old wouldn't confirm or deny whether he will definitely stay in north London next season.

"There is always interest, but I am happy in England and want to stay," he told German Sky Sports at the Dutch training camp.

"I only said that in football anything is possible and nothing more."

Rafael van der Vaart
Rafael van der Vaart could be leaving Tottenham, and reports have speculated the club have lined up replacements already.

But now Bild are reporting that Tottenham have already begun to plan for life without van der Vaart should he decide to move away, and their top two targets to fill the midfield are Milos Krasic and Gaston Ramirez.

Ramirez has had a successful season for Bologna, though he is currently in high demand, with his agent recently confirming interest from clubs including Manchester City and Juventus.

Krasic, meanwhile, is also a particularly sought-after player, with the Serbia international reportedly being pursued by Chelsea.

Tottenham face the uphill battle of only being able to offer incoming players Europa League football, but today Harry Redknapp insisted that he won't have an issue with convincing stars to come to the club if they have long-term imperatives.

And with Krasic looking for a side who can offer more first team experience, Tottenham could be the right club as he struggles for time on the pitch for Juventus.