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Tottenham are seemingly on the brink of an 11th hour transfer deal to bring Dutch playmaker Rafeal Van Der Vaart to White Hart Lane from Spanish giants Real Madrid in a deal which is believed to be around £8 million.

Van Der Vaart had been set to join Bundesliga side Bayern Munich earlier in the week in a deal thought to be around £18 million, but the deal fell through and it looks as though Spurs are ready to pounce and bring the World Cup finalist to North London at very much a slashed price.

It is believed that manager Harry Redknapp was informed of Van Der Vaart’s availability at around 1600 BST by Chairman Daniel Levy and is currently working frantically in order to complete negotiations and register him with the Premier League to ensure the transfer can go through before the deadline.

Redknapp is keen to bring in Van Der Vaart to add to the attacking options in his squad ahead of the clubs Premier League and Champions League campaigns and if registered in time the player could make his debut in Spurs’ next league game against West Brom.

Redknapp told Sky Sports:

“We have been trying to do something. We are just waiting for some clearance. He is a top player who will definitely improve us. The fee has come crashing down because the deadline is so close.”

“He’s a great passer of the ball, he’s a top footballer, he will join in here and be a big plus for us.”

Spurs had also been linked with Liverpools Ryan Babel earlier in the day but manager Redknapp admitted that this was merely an enquiry and a deal was never close to happening at any stage of proceedings.

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