Tottenham on brink of deal for Internacional star Sandro

Tottenham are on the brink of signing Internacional midfielder Sandro.

Tottenham are on the brink of signing Internacional midfielder Sandro.

The Guardian says Tottenham have agreed personal terms in principle with Sandro, Internacional's 20-year-old Brazil midfielder, and they are attempting to push through a £6m deal for him during this transfer window.

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager who says that his chairman, Daniel Levy, held further talks with Internacional last week.

Tottenham first showed interest in the tough defensive midfielder last August when they also announced a sporting and strategic partnership with Internacional which, among other things, is intended to give them the first option on the Brazilian club's players. Levy visited Porto Alegre to meet Vittorio Piffero, the Internacional president, and also to discuss the possibility of signing Sandro. The player's lawyer, Luiz Paulo Chignall, has since travelled to London for talks.

"We have now agreed all of Sandro's personal terms – his salary, the length of his contract and so on, although nothing can yet be signed," said Luiz Paulo Chignall. "Sandro is happy and ready to join Tottenham. We liked the offer. All that remains is for Tottenham and Inter to finalise the small details, including the transfer fee. I know that Daniel Levy is speaking to Vittorio Piffero."

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