Former Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper Paul Robinson has urged the club to swoop for Willian when his Chelsea contract ends at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old star was close to joining Spurs from Anzhi Makhachkala back in 2013, undergoing a medical before changing his mind at the 11th hour and signing for Chelsea instead.

Willian’s time at the Blues appears to be coming to a close this summer with discussions over an extension having stalled, and Paul believes that the Brazilian would be a good acquisition for Spurs seven years after they narrowly missed out on him.

“It would be a good signing. I think it is a player who Mourinho knows well. I would be surprised if Chelsea let him go because he is a top player,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“Spurs have a lot of attacking midfield players and he fits that bill as to what they have already got. There would have to be a few outgoings but that is a manager putting his stamp on a squad.

“Implementing the changes and getting the players he wants. Mourinho was brought in for a reason and Spurs will have to let him do that to an extent.

“There would have to be outgoings first to make room. He is very similar to what they have already got.”

Willian has made 329 appearances for the Blues and is understood to want to stay in London even if he departs the west London heavyweights.