Tottenham are inching closer to signing South Korean centre-back Kim Min-Jae from Beijing Goan, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has emerged as a top target for Spurs for some weeks now, and it appears that a deal is very close.
Standing at 6ft 3in, Min-Jae is a towering centre back who has been a dominant presence in the CSL.
Tottenham have been in talks with Guoan for some time now, according to reports from Korea via Sports.news.naver.com.
A source told the website that ‘as for Kim Min-jae transfer, negotiations are underway between Beijing Guoan and the Tottenham club. Both teams are positive about the transfer.’
The report suggests that a fee of around £15million has been agreed between the two clubs.
Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen a back line that is expected to lose free agent Jan Vertonghen this summer.
The future of Juan Foyth is also debatable as Mourinho looks to shore up a weakness of his team.
However, Spurs are not the only club keen on Kim Min-jae, with Arsenal and Everton also linked.
That potential competition could drive up the price, although Tottenham look set to win the race at this stage.
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