Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a transfer fee of around £10m with Real Madrid for defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to Goal.com.
The French midfielder is seemingly surplus to requirements at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and Jose Mourinho is looking to get him off the wage bill.
According to Goal, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has offered Diarra the astronomical sum of £100,000 per week, which would surely make him the best paid player at White Hart Lane.
However, that sum reportedly includes bonuses, so how much Diarra’s basic rate would be remains unclear.
Diarra signing for Tottenham would continue the club’s connection with Real Madrid in recent times, with Rafael van der Vaart having signed last year and recent Los Meringues loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor thought to be on the way.
Should Diarra arrive, it will also most likely signal the end of Wilson Palacios’ tenure with Spurs, with Stoke City the team most strongly linked to his signing.