Bournemouth are close to finalising a deal with Tottenham for the permanent signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers, TEAMtalk understands.
The 22-year-old defender came through the youth ranks at Spurs, making his debut under Mauricio Pochettino.
However, the America international has spent much of his career on loan. He has signed up to five different temporary moves since the summer of 2017, including at Sheffield United.
And, following his return from his latest loan at Luton, TEAMtalk understands that a host of clubs have made contact with Spurs about Carter-Vicker’s availability.
But it is Bournemouth who have made their move ahead of the rest. The Cherries are looking to fill the gap left by Nathan Ake’s move to Manchester City earlier this year.
Carter-Vickers will sign for Jason Tindall’s side on a permanent basis, with Spurs getting a sell-on clause in the deal.
The eight-time international’s first loan move in 2017 saw him join up with Chris Wilder’s Blades in the Championship.
In January 2018, he moved to Ipswich for the remainder of the season, before moving to South Wales with Swansea for the 2018/19 campaign.
Two further moves away followed last season. He moved to Stoke last summer before helping Luton avoid relegation to League One.
Carter-Vickers made his Spurs debut in 2016, featuring in a Carabao Cup tie against Gillingham.
TOTTENHAM TO MOVE FOR BARGAIN STRIKER
Meanwhile, reports elsewhere claim Tottenham are preparing a move for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Bas Dost.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed his side are after another striker before the October transfer deadline. Mourinho wants top back-up to Harry Kane, who suffered injury problems last term.
Several names have been mentioned in the hunt for signings, including Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik.
However Dost is the latest among them and he could be available for a bargain price.