Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is reportedly having a medical at Tottenham Hotspur.
Sky Sports claim that the 19-year-old will return to Craven Cottage for the rest of the season.
The Frenchman has scored 11 goals for the Cottagers in the Championship this campaign.
His contract with the West London club expires in the summer and Fulham have chosen to sell him now rather thank risk him leaving for a foreign club for only a nominal compensation sum.
But Fulham, who are under a transfer embargo and would not be able to sign a replacement, were not prepared to lose Dembele from their squad now as they fight against relegation.
Spurs fans might be frustrated that Dembele will not be available immediately to provide cover and support for Harry Kane, who has already played 37 games for club and country this season.
But they should be reminded that his loan-back policy worked superbly with Dele Alli, who signed for Tottenham last January before returning to MK Dons to help them win promotion from League One.
If the Dembele deal – rumoured to be in the same £5m bracket – turns out to be half as successful, then Spurs have a real player on their hands. But, for now, Kane must continue to carry the load.
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