QPR midfielder Sandro has been linked with a return to his homeland, by Brazilian website GloboEsporte.
It is claimed Santos are negotiating with QPR over the potential of a season long loan move with an option to buy.
Sandro joined Tottenham from Internacional in 2010 and established himself as a real fan favourite.
After a serious knee injury he fell out with head coach Tim Sherwood during his tenure as boss, and was sold by Mauricio Pochettino last summer to QPR.
Injuries restricted him to only 17 appearances in the Premier League last season.
A loss to English football
At his best Sandro is a dominant central midfielder, and QPR may regret letting him go so easily. They are however being influenced by concerns over his eligibility, with The Mail reporting the loan deal is being facilitated due to work permit issues caused by administration problems.
The Brazilian is a cut above Championship football, and has the ability to excel next season and be a key part of their promotion challenge. A loan move would keep the door open should QPR return to the Premier League without him.
Fans never really saw the best of him at Loftus Road due to injury, and his knee problems at the end of his Tottenham career hit him when he was in the form of his life. The 26-year-old has a lot more to give, and fans of both clubs should hope English football has not seen the last of him.