Tottenham are set to finalise the signing of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica in one of the 2020 January transfer window's biggest deals.
The Portugal international has been linked with West Ham and Chelsea over the last few weeks, having fallen out of favour at Portuguese club Benfica, but Spurs have stormed to the front of the queue in recent days and now look set to conclude the deal.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, the deal will be a loan until 2021, when Spurs will have the option to make the deal permanent for somewhere between €50m and €60m. The journalist also revealed West Ham were never in the running for Fernandes' signature, despite the paper talk.
Fernandes is also said to be 'ready to agree personal terms' ahead of the proposed move.
Tottenham have been struck down by injuries in recent weeks, with a lack of quality central midfielders also proving to be a problem for Jose
If Spurs were to make the transfer permanent, it would put Fernandes among their most expensive signings ever. Summer arrival and perennially injured midfielder Tanguy Ndombele tops the list at £54m, with Davinson Sanchez and Moussa Sissoko second and third respectively.