Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches on brink of Napoli move
Last Updated: 28/07/15 11:45pm
Vlad Chiriches is set for a move to Napoli with Sky sources reporting the Tottenham defender is in Italy for a medical.
The Romanian international has failed to command a regular first team place since his £8.5m move to White Hart Lane from Steaua Bucharest in August 2013 and pictures on Tuesday night showed the player arriving in Italy.
Sky Sport Italia understand the defender will head to Dimaro, Napoli's summer training base, to complete the formalities of a move with sources reporting a fee of £3.5m plus £1.42m in add-ons has been agreed between the two clubs.
Chiriches, initially made available on loan in January, has also been linked with a move to Fiorentina but Napoli are now in pole position to seal a deal for the defender who started just eight Premier League games last season.
Mauricio Pochettino has already added central defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer to his squad and Chiriches has been deemed surplus to requirements, along with Younes Kaboul who joined Sunderland earlier this summer.
Tottenham signed seven players in 2013 with the funds generated from the world record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but of those players, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho have already left the club with Chiriches and Roberto Soldado expected to join them.
Spurs are also poised to offload Emmanuel Adebayor with Sky sources reporting the striker will undergo a medical with Aston Villa on Wednesday ahead of a season-long loan move.