Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly reached an agreement with Schalke 04 to bring forward Lewis Holtby's arrival date at White Hart Lane.
The midfielder had already signed a pre-contract with Spurs, which would have seen him move to England at the end of the current campaign.
However, following a knee injury suffered by Brazilian international Sandro, speculation claimed that Tottenham were eager to add 22-year-old Holtby to their squad this month.
Despite failing with a first bid, the Premier League club have now seen an offer in the region of £1.5m accepted by Schalke, according to numerous reports in Germany.
Recent rumours had claimed that Holtby was also keen to push forward with the deal.