Steven Caulker is one of England's best defensive prospects but it looks like he will be signing for Premier League new boys Cardiff City, according to Sky Sports News.

The clubs are believed to have agreed a fee in excess of £8million for the young centre back and Caulker has agreed terms on what is reported to be a five-year deal.

Caulker, 21, started 18 Premier League games for Tottenham last season and spent the previous season on loan with City's rivals Swansea City, playing a further 26 top-flight games.

He made his senior England debut last November and scored in the 4-2 friendly defeat by Sweden and will be hoping this move gets him a permanent spot in the England squad.

It is thought Tottenham are keen on signing the highly-rated Brazilian defender Doria and could move for the Botafogo defender after the deal with Caulker goes ahead. 

They face tough competition on signing the defender with reports that London rivals Chelsea are also after the 18-year-old's signature.

Cardiff have made some smart buys this transfer window and Caulker would become Cardiff's fourth summer signing. 

If the fee proves to be accurate, Caulker would be their new record signing, surpassing the £7.5million they paid for FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius earlier in the transfer window.

Derby County defender John Brayford and young Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore have also joined the club this summer. 

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is keen on bringing in highly rated Toulouse defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue as well in the coming days.

 

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