Tanguy Ndombele is one step closer to becoming a Tottenham player, with both Spurs and Lyon agreeing on a £55m fee.
It would break Tottenham’s current transfer record – £42m for Davinson Sanchez in 2017 – and also includes £10m in add-ons.
On Saturday, French journalist Julien Laurens told talkSPORT he is expected a deal to be completed this week and now Ndombele must agree personal terms on a long-term contract.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who is believed to have been manager Mauricio Pochettino’s top target, has already been given a tour of Spurs’ impressive training ground.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had urged Tottenham to increase their opening offers for the player and admitted he was getting frustrated by Daniel Levy’s slow approach to negotiations.
“If I wait another eight days, it will be €80m. Tottenham made us an opening offer worth €45m,” he said.
“Then, we discussed more. Nothing is done, I can assure you. We are not in a hurry either.
“Tanguy has shown his qualities with the French national team. He is one of our best players. How much is he worth? I do not know, but not just €45m.”
When joining Lyon from Amiens in 2017, Aulas said. “He is a young man with great potential, he reminds me of Michael Essien.” He is versatile when it comes to midfield roles having played in two-man and three-man central partnerships.