Tottenham have reportedly agreed a deal to sign in-demand Benfica ace Gedson Fernandes.
Fernandes, 21, was linked with Manchester United before West Ham appeared to have stolen a march on their rivals in the race for his signature.
But the Mirror now claim Spurs will win the transfer battle and complete the signing of the 21-year-old Portugal international, with a deal potentially announced on Monday.
Fernandes is set to join on an initial 18-month loan deal with an option to make the deal permanent for £40million.
It comes after Jose Mourinho opted for a chance in tactical approach, leading to Fernandes being on his radar as the club aim to reinforce midfield after losing Moussa Sissoko to knee surgery.
West Ham sent representatives to Lisbon in an effort to persuade Fernandes to join last week.
But it is claimed he resisted their advances and will now make the move to their London rivals Spurs instead after agent Jorge Mendes met Spurs chiefs to thrash out a deal on Friday.
Gedson Fernandes has reportedly agreed a deal with Tottenham
Fernandes, who has two caps for Portugal, has been keen on a move after a fall-out with Benfica boss Bruno Lage.
After securing his signature, Spurs will go after attacking reinforcements with Harry Kane set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Kane underwent surgery on a hamstring injury on Saturday and will be ruled out until April with AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek linked with a move as his replacement.
Fernandes has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs
Chelsea were also linked with a move, whilst West Ham boss David Moyes remained tight-lipped on speculation when they looked to be leading the race when quizzed before their controversial 1-0 loss to Sheffield United.
Moyes said: “We’re linked with lots of players.
“He’s one name which we are talking about. I couldn’t tell…