Tottenham are closing in on an “agreement in principle” to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier, according to reports in France.
Reports last week suggested Spurs had already agreed a £20 million fee with PSG for the right-back, but those claims appear to be premature.
A fee is apparently yet to be settled on, but French publication L’Equipe believes Tottenham are now close to agreeing an “agreement in principle” to sign Aurier for €25m (around £23m).
The story also claims Spurs have already agreed personal terms with the 24-year-old.
However, there is work to be done if Aurier is to be granted a work permit to play in England.
The Ivory Coast international is currently waiting on an appeal against a two-month prison sentence for violence against a French prison officer.
Aurier’s behaviour throughout his career has been contentious at best, leading many fans to question why the club is pursuing him at all.