Tottenham are close to making Southampton’s Victor Wanyama their first signing of the summer, after the two clubs agreed a fee over the weekend.
Wanyama is set to undergo a medical on Monday, before potentially linking up with his former boss from St Mary’s.
The fee, believed to be around £9million up front, could potentially reach up to £12m provided additional clauses are met.
The 26-year-old was linked heavily with a move away from Southampton last summer, but no clubs were able to breach the Saints’ resolve and Wanyama played a pivotal role in leading the club to a sixth-placed finish.
Pochettino is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of the upcoming season, with the Argentine attempting to balance another Premier League title challenge with Champions League football.
The Kenyan has made 85 league appearances for the south coast club, and has one year remaining on his current Saints contract.