Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits they were close to signing Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho on Friday.

The Portuguese revealed a deal was also desperately close to conclusion for Porto playmaker Moutinho on Friday.

"We agreed player terms late but there were situations regarding the contract that were not right so we didn't complete the transfer," Villas-Boas said.

"We have enough cover without him. Moutinho's transfer not happening should not overshadow the fact we have pulled off one of the biggest coups of the transfer market with Clint Dempsey, who is a player who can really help us to go one step further."