Tottenham hope to clinch an agreement over a fee with Steaua Bucharest for Vlad Chiriches.

The Daily Mail says Tottenham have opened talks with Steaua Bucharest over a £7.5million move for defender Chiriches.

Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for a new central-defender after losing William Gallas and allowing Steven Caulker join Cardiff.

And Chiriches, 23, has been identified by the Spurs manager as one of the men he wants to strengthen his defensive options ahead of the September 2 transfer window.

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