Tottenham are chasing Stuttgart defender Fernando Meira.

The Daily Mail says Tottenham have emerged as the front runners to snatch the signature of the 30 year-old Portugal international.

Recently linked with Juventus, Liverpool and Galatasaray, the 30-year old Stuttgart captain has left the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, with the club's website confirming Meira's departure, following six-and-and-a-half years with the club.

"On Sunday afternoon, Fernando Meira departed VfB's training camp in Going. The Portuguese international was collected by his agent. Meira's future will be decided over the next few days after he decided it was time for a change following six and a half years in Stuttgart," the website says.