Tottenham are set to land Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The Daily Mail says Harry Redknapp was last night negotiating a deal to take Van Nistelrooy on a loan deal to Tottenham.

The Spurs boss has moved into pole position in the race to snatch the 33-year-old striker who is no longer wanted at Real Madrid.

Redknapp was in a swanky London restaurant on Monday night with Van Nistelrooy's agent, Rodger Linse, setting out his visions of the future at White Hart Lane.

Linse, who earlier in the day rejected approaches from Turkish giants Galatasaray, is still exploring other options for his client.