- Tottenham are set to announce the signing of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica
- A loan deal worth £2.7million for the 25-year-old has been agreed for the forward
- Vinicius scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Portuguese club last season
Tottenham have agreed a £2.7million loan for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius as back-up for Harry Kane.
The north London club also have also an option to make the deal permanent for £38.2m based on performances.
Vinicius who joined Benfica from Napoli for £15m last summer and has been pulling the strings in the Portuguese league since his arrival.
The 25-year-old is expected to complete his medical on Friday, October 2, 2020, despite being linked with Inter Milan and Juventus.
Jose Mourinho asked about the deal after Tottenham thrashed Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League qualifying match and he said:
"No, I want you to ask me that question when it's confirmed.
"Nobody told me it's done so I'm going to respect the situation, respect the player, respect Benfica and wait a little bit more. Next time we see each other maybe I'm in conditions to answer."
Vinicius scored 25 goals in all competitions for Benfica last season and has made two appearances in the Champions League qualifiers against PAOK and Famalicao.
Mourinho insisted that a new striker will join his team before the transfer deadline day on October 5.
"I like the feeling that my club is trying to do everything for us and for the team, that's the most important thing for me.
"If we succeed then great - I believe so - but if we don't then that's football."
Vinicius will be Mourinho's sixth new signing after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Hart, Sergio Regulon and Gareth Bale.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tottenham vs Chelsea Carabao Cup fixture had to be decided via the shootouts after the two sides settling for a 1-1 draw after regulation time.
It was Mason Mount's penalty miss that proved decisive, with the Englishman missing from the spot to help Spurs win 5-4 and progress to the next round of the tournament.
The Blues booked a date with Spurs in the fourth round of the competition after their huge win 6-0 win over Barnsley.
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