André Villas-Boas is reportedly closing in on his fourth summer signing.
Etienne Capoue is a 25-year-old defensive midfielder, currently playing for Toulouse in France's Ligue 1. He's very versatile, being able to fill in as a central defender when needed, which makes him a very AVB kind of player.
It is also worth noting he pitched in with seven goals from his position last season, which is again what Tottenham desperately need.
Spurs have reportedly had a £8.6 million bid accepted for the player, and talks are expected to continue this week. The player is expected to sign for the North London club by the weekend.
Tottenham should be in the market for a central defender, with the loss of Steven Caulker, and with Sandro not 100 per cent and Mousa Dembélé injury prone, it gives them much needed strength in depth along with the likes of Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
However this could spell the end for Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore who all occupy Capoue's position. Tottenham may now be interested in moving these players on now to make sure they get the first team football they want, whilst also freeing up squad space and transfer funds.
Tottenham shouldn't be finished spending after Capoue. They have been again linked with Brazillian playmaker Willian, who has been put up for sale by Russian club Anzhi. André Villas-Boas is a firm friend of Willian's, and was in for him last summer before Anzhi came in with a massive bid that Spurs couldn't compete with.
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