But he has played down such talk and insisted the future is bright under new boss Andre Villas-Boas. "My place is at Spurs. I want to win the title with this club," he told The Sun.
"The race for the top four will be a total war from the very first day."
Van der Vaart, who joined the north London club two years ago from Real Madrid, added: "The new coach has good plans for me and this is important.
"I have heard excellent reports about AVB.
"We have very good attacking players and if AVB imposes an offensive system the team could be a real spectacle."