AVB looking for Assou-Ekotto replacement.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas may be reunited with former Porto player Alvaro Pereira this summer as he eyes a replacement for Benoit Assou-Ekotto at left-back, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Cameroon defender has found himself frozen out at White Hart Lane this season, despite being a regular performer for Spurs under previous boss Harry Redknapp.
The likes of Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton have filled in on the left side of defence ahead of Assou-Ekotto, who is understood to be tempted by a move to Ligue 1, but Villas-Boas wants a new player to be first choice in that position.
Danny Rose can play there, and has had an impressive season on loan at Sunderland, but it appears that the Portuguese coach does not see him as the solution to the problem either.
Pereira played under AVB at Porto, and has not always been a regular at his current club Inter Milan, so could be tempted by a move to Spurs if the offer came along, and Inter might not be too fussed about selling the Uruguayan international if the money was right.
Spurs are also looking to add a centre-back to their defence, and are apparently eyeing a move for Napoli centre half Federico Fernandez, currently on loan at Spanish side Getafe.