Spurs were reported to have made an £8million bid for the right-back, who has impressed for Rangers in this season's UEFA Champions League.

Rangers officials and the player's agent, John Lonergan, had declined to comment on claims the two clubs had reached an agreement for the 23-year-old.

However, it is now understood that Hutton - who is also rumoured to have attracted interest from Manchester United - has asked for two to three days to consider a move to the Premier League with his family.

Hutton, who has earned seven international caps, won praise for his outstanding performances in Scotland's 2008 qualifying campaign.