Tottenham Hotspur have agreed an £8million deal with Toulouse to finally sign midfielder Etienne Capoue, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old France international has been a long-term target for Spurs – as well as their north London rivals Arsenal –with both clubs lodging offers in the January transfer window.

However, Andre Villas-Boas looks to have finally won the race for the defensive midfielder, with Toulouse president Olivier Sadran informing the local media that an £8million deal has been struck with Spurs for Capoue.

"It's going to happen," he told reporters. "Capoue will be joining Tottenham."

The tough-tackling ace, who held talks with Cardiff City and Atletico Madrid over a transfer a fortnight ago, is due in England for a medical before the weekend.

Capoue will join a congested Spurs midfield that was already bolstered by the arrival of Paulinho earlier in the summer for £17million, but exits are expected in the coming weeks.

QPR and West Ham are both after Scott Parker, while Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore are both targets for Sunderland and Fulham respectively.

Villas-Boas is likely to use the cash from their sales to fund a big money move for Real Betis star Alvaro Vadillo, who is also a target for Manchester United.


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