Mousa Dembélé is poised to join Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League, with Tottenham in the process of finalising the paperwork on an £11m transfer.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who has battled a foot problem for some time, has six months to run on his Spurs contract and has long seen China as his next destination.
Tottenham are looking to end their transfer stagnation by plotting an impressive double swoop over the next two transfer windows, according to il Corriere dello Sport.
The Italian newspaper belives, Mauricio Pochettino has already identified his No 1 replacement in the form of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
Sport Bild claiming Tottenham are also emerging as strong contenders ahead of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to sign in-demand RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.