Southampton and Tottenham have agreed a fee for Saints midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after weeks of negotiation.
Spurs initially fell short of Southampton’s £25m valuation of the Danish international, who has one year left on his contract.
The two clubs have now finally agreed a fee that is less than that, but a lot more than Spurs’ initial £15m offer.
Three other clubs, including Everton, had previously offered a fee acceptable to Saints.
But the 25-year-old former Bayern Munich player, who was stripped of the Saints captaincy after telling manager Ralph Hasenhuttl he would not extend his contract, is set on a move to north London.
Southampton will now hope that successful negotiations over Hojbjerg can smooth the way for Kyle Walker-Peters to move from Spurs to St Mary’s.