Hamburg chief wants van der Vaart

Hamburg president Carl Edgar Jarchow has said that they must do all they can to sign Rafael van der Vaart.

Moussa Dembele signing for Tottenham would seem to signal that the Dutchman’s time in North London is over.

Hamburg are keen to re-sign their former playmaker, with Jarchow telling DPA: “There is not a lot of time – it is really up to Tottenham Hotspur.

“If we have a chance of signing him, we’ll do everything we can to make that happen.”