Portuguese is desperate for more firepower in attack in the new campaign.
In-demand Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre-Villas Boas wants the north London club to demonstrate just how keen they are to keep him at White Hart Lane next season by bringing coveted FC Barcelona front man David Villa to north London, says the Daily Mirror.
The Portuguese is currently the subject of reported interest from big-spending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, who are on the look-out for a new manager to take over from the Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti in the French capital next season, with Villas-Boas understood to be the Parisians’ first choice.
However, the former Porto and Chelsea trainer has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he is happy to remain in the capital next season and rebuff the French giant’s overtures if the club bring in the right players to enable him to challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League next year.
And one of his requested targets is Barcelona’s unsettled attacker Villa, who has been made surplus to requirements at Camp Nou this summer despite scoring 48 goals in just 116 matches for the Catalans in the previous three campaigns.