Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is chasing Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa. The Brazil international has also been a long-term target for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson since his days with Gremio.

"(Andre) Villas-Boas appreciates Douglas Costa's qualities, although we have not received any official bid," agent Cesar Bottega told

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was in Ukraine this week for talks with Shakhtar over Willian - and Douglas Costa.