Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Richarlison from Everton, with the Brazil international forward set to undergo a medical.

It appeared at one stage as though the 25-year-old would be heading to north London as a new addition at Arsenal, but the Gunners have turned their attention to alternative Samba stars such as Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha.

That has left a door open for Spurs to swoop in, with another proven Premier League performer being added to Antonio Conte’s ranks on the back of deals for Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

It is understood that Spurs will be splashing out an initial £50 million ($61m) fee in order to get a deal for Richarlison over the line.

An agreement reached with Premier League rivals includes the option for a further £10m ($12m) to be paid in add-ons.

Reports suggest that the South American star will be committing to a five-year contract with Spurs through to the summer of 2027.

Personal terms have been agreed, with medical tests the last box to be ticked before the relevant paperwork can be completed.

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