Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo is a target for Tottenham.

The Independent says Tottenham were last night understood to be closing in on the signing of Real Madrid striker Negredo.

Sources close to Real's training camp in Dublin said the forward, who scored 19 goals on loan at Almeria last season, would join a Premier League club before the weekend.

Both Liverpool and Spurs have been tracking the £15m-rated Negredo.