Willian ponders Spurs switch
Brazil international Willian has passed his medical at Tottenham and talks are continuing over a five-year deal, according to Sky sources.
The fee involved for the 25-year-old Anzhi Makachkala midfielder is believed to be a Tottenham club record of £30million, but sources close to the player say he is still considering his options.
Willian, who was also strongly linked with Liverpool, would become Spurs' third record signing this summer after deals of £17million and £26million for Paulinho and Roberto Soldado.
Tottenham could recoup all of their outlay so far if they accepted Real Madrid's world-record offer for Wales forward Gareth Bale, though the club refused to comment on reports in the Italian and Spanish media that technical director Franco Baldini was in Madrid for discussions over the transfer on Wednesday night.
Spurs could yet add Roma striker Erik Lamela to their ranks in a transfer that would take their spending during this window to almost £120million.