Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Hertha Berlin defender Gilberto after the Brazilian flew to London to undergo a medical.

Hertha coach Lucien Favre has confirmed Gilberto has been given permission to travel to England to hold talks and have a medical at White Hart Lane.

Gilberto is out of contract at the end of the season and reports suggested Spurs were planning to sign the left-back on a pre-contract for next season.

The 31-year-old was hoping to secure a move away from Hertha before the end of the month and Spurs are now ready to grant him his wish.

However, Spurs are now believed to have agreed a deal to sign Gilberto before the close of the transfer window next week.