Hull City boss Phil Brown has confirmed the club are close to signing Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner.
As revealed by skysports.com earlier this week Hull have lined up a deal for Gardner as they look to bolster their defensive options.
The Premier League new boys have agreed an initial loan deal that could become a permanent switch for a fee of £2.5million during the January transfer window.
Gardner, who is well down the pecking order at Tottenham, is set to undergo a medical at the KC Stadium on Friday ahead of sealing his move to Humberside.
Brown believes the deal will be fruitful for both parties as the one-time England international looks to get back to playing on a regular basis.
"We have been in touch with Spurs and they want a transfer fee on a permanent basis," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.
"We've agreed a loan fee taking us to the January transfer window with a view to a permanent move.
"I think it's a win-win situation for both clubs and the player.
"Anthony seems to be surplus to requirements at his own club and we also know that Anthony wants to get back on the international scene that he was briefly on at Tottenham.
"If he's playing first-team football then one, we'll be happy; two, he'll be happy because he's playing regular first-team football, and three, Tottenham may get a reasonable fee for the player in the transfer window."