South African World Cup defender Bongani Khumalo is on his way to Tottenham.
The Daily Mirror says Tottenham are set to agree a £1.5million fee for Khumalo from Supersport in the January transfer window.
Spurs made a bid for the 23-year-old after a trial at White Hart Lane in August but the deal could not be completed before the summer window closed.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is in desperate need of a new defender due to fitness concerns over Ledley King and the continued absence of Jonathan Woodgate.
Woodgate is so far from fitness that he was omitted by Redknapp from his 25-man Premier League squad.