Etienne Capoue has snubbed newly promoted Cardiff City in favour of a move to big-spenders Tottenham, according to reports.
The Toulouse midfielder and French international is set to complete a medical at White Hart Lane after the two clubs have agreed a fee, believed to be £8.6million.
Cardiff had put in a bid of around £9.5million, which was accepted by the Ligue 1 club, and personal terms had been agreed, but manager Malky Mackay has revealed the 25-year-old prefers a move to the capital.
"We had a bid accepted but it looks as if he has decided, as far as I am aware, to go to Tottenham. It looks like it will go that way," said Mackay.
If the move is completed in the next few days, Capoue will become Spurs manager Andre Vilas-Boas' fourth summer signing.
And Villas-Boas has been busy in the transfer window, bringing in Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado, and it looks like he will take that total to four.
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