A leading agent has informed ESPN Soccernet that Spurs have had a deal for highly-rated Internacional midfielder Sandro ever since the summer and have only been held up signing him because of work permit difficulties.
Sandro will become a Spurs player if the work permit issue is resolve in the next few days, according to the source, and will add depth to Harry Redknapp's squad as they look to break into the top four in the second half of the season.
"Sandro is a defensive midfield player that Harry Redknapp rates very highly and, once the work permit goes through, he will be a Spurs player,'' the agent said. ''The price is &euros;10 million, and the deal has been in place since the summer
"It has just been a question of aquiring the work permit, otherwise all other aspects of the deal have been sorted out some time ago."
Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly been monitoring the situation regarding the 20-year-old Brazilian, but Spurs appear to be on the verge of clinching the deal.