Skysports.com understands that Reading have lined-up a deal with Tottenham Hotspur to sign Bongani Khumalo on loan for the season.
Khumalo, who is currently back in his homeland of South Africa with Spurs on their pre-season tour, is yet to play a first-team game for Tottenham after joining them in January this year from Supersport United.
He finished last season on loan at Preston North End, and Tottenham chief Harry Redknapp has confirmed he would like the 24-year-old central defender to gain more experience.
A number of Championship clubs, as well as SPL champions Rangers, had shown an interest - but the South African international now appears set to join Reading.
Skysports.com understand that Khumalo will wrap up his move to The Madejski Stadium next week when Spurs return to England.