Gilberto admits he's desperate to quit Hertha Berlin this month.

Tottenham are already reported to have held initial talks over a transfer window move, with the 31-year-old eager to get away from the Bundesliga club.

Gilberto told Bild: "It is all in the hands of Dieter Hoeness (Berlin's general manager). If he says I may go, I am away."

It has been reported that Hertha have been unable to meet the player's demands, which amounted to a new contract worth 10 million euros (£7.5million).

Hoeness said: "Our entire recruitment budget for the winter break would be taken up meeting Gilberto's demands."