Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a major coup in the form of Dutch international Wesley Sneijder.

January transfer window is not the time for big name signings ai??i?? historically ai??i?? but this time around it was all but certain that Wesley SneijderAi??will look for a move away from San Siro.

Tottenham HotspurThe Dutch international, who not so long time ago was consideredAi??to beAi??the favourite to the win the BallonAi??Dai??i??Or after a treble winning season with Inter and a sparkling World Cup with his national team, might have made his last appearance for the Italian club.

SneijderAi??has made only five appearances this season for Inter and his last outing came in September in a match against Chievo. Although Inter manager Andrea StramaccioniAi??has stated that dropping SneijderAi??was a footballing decision (Arsenal fans can relate to this), it has been reportedAi??that the club has asked to player to take a pay-cut in order to continue playing for them.

However, expectedly, SneijderAi??has refused such hefty reduction in his current wage and it is all but certain that the 28-year-old will look for a new club in January. This was confirmed by his wife few days back in an interview to a Dutch newspaper.

The Dutchman was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, but Interai??i??s high transfer fee demands ensured that any deal failed to materialise. Now, Tottenham Hotspur appearAi??to beAi??the front-runnerAi??to sign the midfielder. In fact media reports suggest that SneijderAi??has already agreed personal terms with the London club and Inter have agreed to let go of him for a transfer fee believed to be around A?12 million ai??i?? which less than half of what Inter demanded from United in the summer.

If these reports are true, then Tottenham HotspurAi??could possiblyAi??be on the verge of unveiling their biggest signing since Jurgen Klinsmann. At just A?12 million, SneijderAi??is a major coup.Ai??However, there are worries about how Spurs can accommodate the Dutchmanai??i??s high salary, which is believedAi??to beAi??around A?150,000-per-week currently.

Tottenham Hotspur were in search of a creative midfielder, since the departure of LukaAi??ModricAi??and Rafael van der VaartAi??in the summer. Spurs subsequentlyAi??failed to land Joao MoutinhoAi??on the deadline day after Porto increased their demands in the last minute. It is believedAi??that MoutinhoAi??was AVBai??i??s first preference, but Chairman Daniel Levy has been irked by Portoai??i??s demands and wanted to look elsewhere.

It will be interesting to see how AVBAi??uses the likes of Dembele, Sandro, Dempsey, SigurdssonAi??and Parker in the midfield if the Dutchman arrives. But Wesley Sneijder, if his deal goes through, has capability of lighting up White Hart Lane and the Premier League. These are exciting times for Spurs fans.

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