Tottenham have made a move to sign Honduran ace Osman Chavez, skysports.com understands.
Spurs have seen the likes of Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson both injured during pre-season, which has left them short of options despite the capture of Sebastien Bassong.
Now after a glowing reference from compatriot Wilson Palacios, who has shone at Spurs since his move from Wigan in January, Chavez is on his way to England.
Chavez will have his fitness assessed upon arrival by Harry Redknapp and his staff before concluding a deal as the Spurs boss needs players ready for action.
Chavez, 25, has over 20 caps for Honduras and is currently playing in his homeland for Platense, who have already agreed terms with Spurs.
The player's British representative Barry McIntosh confirmed interest, but refused to identify Spurs.
"There is interest in Osman, but we cannot go into any details at this stage," McIntosh told skysports.com.
Upon leaving Central America the player himself admits he would relish the chance to link up alongside Palacios.
"Who would not like to play with Wilson and for a team like Tottenham?" he said.
"It is a challenge to participate in a league as important as the English one.
"I thank God I have been able to start for the national side and show what I can do, as my performances during the World Cup qualifiers have spoken for themselves."