Tottenham have agreed an initial £17.2m deal with Empoli to sign goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
Spurs are expected to submit a formal bid on Thursday and Empoli have indicated it will be accepted.
The deal also includes bonuses on top of the initial €20m fee.
Guglielmo – a 26-year-old Italian – has made 71 appearances for Empoli since joining from Cagliari in 2021, initially on loan.
Tottenham are interested in signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya but are reluctant to pay the £40m asking price.
Raya has one year left on his contract and is unlikely to sign a new deal.
Tottenham’s current No 1 Hugo Lloris has publicly said he wants to leave for a new challenge.
Leicester want £50m for Maddison
Spurs are interested in James Maddison and made contact with Leicester over a week ago.
Leicester want a fee in excess of £50m, amid strong interest from Newcastle too.
The Foxes regard Maddison as their strongest asset and will not be deterred from their valuation despite being relegated and the England international having just one year left on his contract.
Newcastle and Spurs are both pushing to sign Maddison and are confident in their own right of their ability to bring him to their club.
Newcastle clearly have Champions League football to tempt him but Spurs hope he wants to be part of Ange Postecoglou’s plans and wants to settle in London.
Spurs are also understood to have inquired about winger Harvey Barnes.
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