DeAndre Yedlin
Yedlin close to leaving the MLS

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has suggested a deal with Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin could be confirmed today.

Yedlin, 21, is likely remain in Seattle until the current MLS season concludes in December but Spurs are expected to tie up a deal for the right back after his impressive showings at the World Cup for United States.

Schmid leads his side out against Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup on Wednesday and expects the player to start, but has suggested a deal to take him to White Hart Lane may already be tied up by then.

When asked for a status update on Yedlin's future the Seattle boss said: "He is out here training with us today, we think everything is going to be finished and done so our expectation is that he will start tomorrow.

When asked if he expected confirmation of the deal before kick-off he said: "You have to ask Adrian (Hanauer, Sounders' general manager) that."

Amid suggestions last week that Yedlin had travelled to London to meet Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, Hanauer confirmed the starlet was in talks with a European club, although he did not reveal which one.

"DeAndre is overseas," he said on Friday. "Obviously we are not going to give out a lot of detail. Certainly something we are working toward is a potential transaction.

The Seattle general manager did confirm however that the club would push to retain United States international Yedlin until the end of their current MLS campaign, which currently sees them leading the Western Conference.

"This will be a deal where he won't be immediately transferred and then loaned back. It will be a deal that is constructed in a way that potentially he would be here through the end of the year, potentially longer."

Spurs boss Pochettino is expected to trim his bloated squad after bringing Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier to the club this summer. The former Southampton boss has 32 first team players at his disposal and with the Premier League limit set at 25, departures are expected.

"We have a week of hard work to go and there could be some changes," he said. "But I already have in my mind the personnel important for the game.

"We currently have 32 players so we need to be clinical in our selection."