Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on securing a loan move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Miguel Lopes in the ongoing transfer window.
The Daily Mail claims that the Portuguese capital outfit have offered the 27-year-old to Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino too is pushing for the deal to be completed. The report states that Lopes will join on a season-long loan with an option for the north London club to make the switch to White Hart Lane permanent next summer.
Spurs are believed to have fought off competition from various clubs after meeting Lopes' wage demands. The former Rio Ave and FC Porto player spent the previous season on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, making 27 appearances in all competitions.
Lopes made the switch to Sporting in January last year but he is currently surplus to requirements at the Jose Alvalade stadium. Newly appointed manager Marco Silva has signed Andre Geraldes, adding more depth to his squad that boasts the presence of Eric Dier and Cedric Soares.
The report also suggests that the player's representatives are due to meet Tottenham officials on Tuesday to agree personal terms. Pochettino is thought to be keen on offloading Kyle Naughton and Swansea City have reportedly made enquires to bring the 25-year-old versatile full back to Liberty Stadium this summer.
The former Southampton boss has already acquired the services of left back Ben Davies from the Welsh club and now wants a backup for Kyle Walker.
The 42-year-old Argentinean is also said to have earmarked wantaway Manchester City defender and rumoured Liverpool target, Micah Richards.
But Manuel Pellegrini's side are demanding £7m for the transfer and are unwilling to allow the 26-year-old to leave on loan as he has less than one year remaining in his contract.
Lopes, who still has four years remaining on the contract with his current employers, will certainly be an economical investment as Spurs can decide on making the move permanent next summer after evaluating his performances in the upcoming campaign.