Tottenham target Vlad Chiriches is in London to finalise a move to White Hart Lane.
The Steaua Bucharest centre-back is expected to join for a fee of £8.5m as Spurs continue to strengthen the squad with the impending departure of Gareth Bale.
Should the 23-year-old Romania international complete his transfer, he is likely to be joined by Erik Lamela and Christian Erikson as Andre Villas-Boas splashes the cash following agreement over a world record fee with Real Madrid for Bale.
Chiriches has been capped 19 times by Romania and will be seen as a vital addition to a depleted defence.
Earlier this summer Steven Caulker was sold to Cardiff City while William Gallas was released.