Transfer news: Vlad Chiriches arrives in London to complete £8.5m Tottenham move

Romanian will provide much needed cover in defence
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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.