Internacional midfielder Oscar is a top target for incoming Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.

The Sun says he almost signed for QPR in January but his application for a UK work permit was rejected.

Now Spurs are looking to hijack the deal and are confident Oscar - capped six times at senior level for Brazil - will get the green light to move to the Premier League.

But Spurs must agree a fee with his Brazilian club Internacional, who have rejected one bid and are holding out for £20m.