Fulham 'make £5m bid' for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone
Cottagers hopeful of signing the midfielder before the close of the transfer window according to reports
Fulham have lodged a £5m bid with Tottenham for Tom Huddlestone according to reports.
The Daily Mail claim that Fulham have prioritised a move for the midfielder and are confident of securing Huddlestone's services before the close of the transfer window on Thursday.
The Cottagers have been linked with the 26-year-old throughout the window and it would now appear that interest has been firmed up with a serious offer.
Reports earlier this month suggested Tottenham valued Huddlestone at £7m, however a bid of £5m may be too good to turn down for a player who had been told he could leave earlier this month.
The former Nottingham Forest player, who has been at White Hart Lane since 2005 and has four England caps, has struggled to hold down a place in Spurs' midfield in recent seasons.
Injuries at Tottenham looked like they could scupper a deal, but the early arrival of Lewis Holtby from Schalke has made Andre Villas-Boas more open to selling.
Fulham are also understood to be in advanced talks about signing AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson on loan. The 26-year-old Netherlands international can play in a variety of roles, including left-back, midfield and as a winger. Reports suggest Emanuelson is already in London to finalise the deal.
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