Tottenham are confident of a deal for Sandro after agreeing a partnership arrangement with his Brazilian club, Internacional.

The Daily Star Sunday says Spurs have agreed a partnership with Internacional which could lead to the £12million signing of new Samba star Sandro.

A deal for the captain of Brazil's Under-20 side has moved closer and now the only question left is whether the move will be done before Tuesday's transfer deadline - or during the January window.

The deal will also give Spurs first option on Internacional's future discoveries.

In the past, Inter have produced players such as AC Milan's Alexandre Pato and Brazil centre-half Lucio.