Hamburg are set to swoop for Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.

De Telegraaf says Van der Vaart is on the verge of completing a return to former club Hamburg as Andre Villas-Boas continues his radical restructuring of Tottenham's squad.

The Spurs boss has already sanctioned the departures of six first-team players, with more set to follow Van der Vaart out of the exit door.

All that is left to be agreed to complete the deal is a transfer fee, with Spurs holding out for £9.5million.