New Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has spoken publically about his interest in Joao Moutinho.

With Luka Modric wanting to leave Spurs, the Porto midfielder has been mentioned as the most likely replacement for Modric after impressing during Euro 2012.

Moutinho worked under AVB during their time together at Porto and is known to be keen to work under his former boss again.

“He was one of the most important players at Euro 2012, of course. He had a fantastic tournament,” said Villas-Boas.

“He is also an important player for Porto and of course counting on players of this dimension will always be interesting for us.

“It does not mean he is the only target we are looking at, but eventually if something happens he is a player we are looking at with some interest.”

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