Spurs are likely to stay without William Gallas when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign, while Younes Kaboul could also leave.
Andre Villas-Boas is, therefore, hoping to sign a new centre-back for the 2013/2014 season and he seems to have set his sights on Twente’s Douglas.
The Brazilian is available on a free transfer as his contract is due to expire, but Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also keen.
He has been heavily linked with a move to St James Park last summer, although the deal eventually fell through.
The 25-year-old has made a name for himself in Dutch Eredivisie, making 158 league appearances for the Tukkers. He recently received a Netherlands passport, and was on the bench in 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Andorra.