United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all monitoring events in Spain and are believed to be considering moves for the Spanish international.

Villa's agent Jose Luis Tamargo told Footballing World: "Many clubs have contacted me to ask about the chances of a player who is guaranteed to score goals in England. But I am convinced if Spurs present an offer Valencia will study the subject."

While Villa, who is likely to fetch around £25million, is undoubted class Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is likely to be more concerned with shoring up his porous defence and centre of midfield.