Tottenham are poised to complete the signing of Egyptian striker Mido.
Egypt coach Hassan Shehata confirmed Mido was heading to Spurs after naming him in his squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Burundi.
The 23-year-old Egyptian striker spent 18 months on loan at White Hart Lane before going back to Italian club Roma in the summer.
“Mido told me he will travel to London to have a medical before signing for Tottenham,” said Shehata.
“He will be back in Egypt on Wednesday to join up with his colleagues in the national team.”
Mido’s hopes of landing a moce to Tottenham appeared to be doomed when Spurs refused to meet Roma’s asking price of over £5m. However, with Spurs ready to send their Brazilian defender Rodrigo Defendi to the Serie A club as part of the transfer, a deal looks on the cards.
Spurs bought striker Dimitar Berbatov from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.9m, but Tottenham boss Martin Jol is keen to add to his squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline. He has seen successive offers for Middlesbrough’s Stewart Downing turned down, but remains hopeful on that front.