Rafael van der Vaart has not had any contact with Hamburg, despite continuing speculation they are set to launch a bid to re-sign him.

The Dutch midfielder is still worshipped by Hamburg fans after a hugely successful three-year stint in Germany prior to him joining Real Madrid in 2008.

Reports now suggest that Hamburg-based billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne is ready to help his local club make a new bid for the Tottenham playmaker.

"I am an investor for new players and am definitely available," he is quoted by Bild.

With Kuehne's backing, Hamburg could now make a move for Van der Vaart and the player himself admits he still loves the club.

"I am happy and I am surprised myself how much I still love Hamburg, currently however there is no contact," he also told Bild.