Tottenham set to win €10m Capoue race

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Tottenham Hotspur look set to beat Cardiff City to the €10m signing of France and Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue after Spurs had a bid accepted, according to reports in France.

The French reports - carried by Wales Online - claims Tottenham had an £8.5m (€10m) bid accepted by Toulouse this week.

Capoue will meet Tottenham officials tomorrow, but the report claims a five-year contract for the 25-year-old has all but been agreed already.

Cardiff were thought to be the frontrunners for the France international, but he's snubbed a move to Wales in favour of a White Hart Lane switch.

Cardiff boss Malky MacKay reportedly had an offer for Capoue accepted by Toulouse two weeks ago, and even held preliminary discussions with the player's agent in Monaco.

Several top European clubs have held at interest in Capoue at various points over the summer - Atletico Madrid were heavily linked - but it seems Tottenham look set to continue their summer recruitment with the signing.

Mackay may now turn his attention to Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone, with several reports claiming the out-of-favour midfielder could follow former-Tottenham centre-back Steven Caulker from north London to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Another target for the Bluebirds manager is Ecuador international Jefferson Montero.

Spurs, on the other hand, have already completed the majority of their transfer business - Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli have all already signed for Andre Villas-Boas.

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