Tottenham are on the verge of signing highly-rated Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius on mortgage with an possibility to purchase.
Jose Mourinho is determined to land a top quality striker to offer back-up for Harry Kane amid Spurs’ nightmarish fixture pile-up.
And in line with the Each day Mail, they’re closing in on Brazilian Vinicius, who scored 24 objectives final season and has a launch clause of £89million.
Benfica have already bought Ruben Dias to Manchester City for £65m – and it’s understood uncertainty surrounding their funds has led them to think about cashing in on their star striker too.
Vinicius, the versatile ahead who also can play on the left, has been linked with the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolves.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mourinho hinted that Tottenham had been closing in on a striker to offer competitors for Kane.
Mourinho stated: “I’m optimistic, however greater than that the sensation that I like is that we are attempting every thing to do it.
“You succeed otherwise you don’t succeed. It’s like a soccer match: you win otherwise you don’t win however you give every thing and take a look at every thing. The switch market is similar.
“I like the sensation that my membership is making an attempt to do every thing for us and for the staff, that’s a very powerful factor for me.
“If we succeed then nice – I imagine so – but when we don’t then that’s soccer.”