Tottenham are close to clinching a deal ahead of Real Madrid for Internacional midfielder Sandro.

The Daily Mail says Spurs hope to finally conclude a £6.5million deal for Brazilian midfielder Sandro this week.

Spurs have held talks with Internacional over the 21-year-old and their president, Vittorio Piffero, said: "The deal is agreed and we will sign this week. I don't expect that to change because the agreement has been made between all parties."

Sandro, who celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday, has been having English lessons to prepare for his move to Europe.