Tottenham will confirm Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager in the next 24 hours, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen set to be his first signings.
The former Chelsea manager is believed to be the only name in the frame to succeed Harry Redknapp, who was sacked last month, and is understood to have agreed a three-year deal with the north London club.
AVB will be joined at White Hart Lane by Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has also been linked with Liverpool, while Ajax defender Vertonghen is also expected to complete a move to Spurs for a fee in the region of £9million.
Tottenham are also keen on Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho, while Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is also on the club's radar as Villas-Boas looks to get the club back into the Champions League next season.
Sigurdsson is expected to cost in the region of £8m and his father has confirmed a deal will go through this week.
Sigurdur Adalsteinsson said at the weekend: "Gylfi wants to play at the highest level possible – every player wants to do that – but the opportunity has to be right.
"He hasn’t made up his mind yet. There are plenty of clubs interested in him. There are some in Germany, but Gylfi wants to play in England.
"The main aim for Gylfi is to be in as good a team as he can be and play for the best club possible.
"He is no different to anyone else.
"Liverpool and Tottenham are both in Europe next season so that is not the question.
"I have seen the stories that he is demanding a certain amount of money per week and they are rubbish. He just wants a normal salary and to be on the same as other players at the club.
"The bottom line is he just wants to play and the main thing football-wise is to find the right team which will suit him the most.
"It always helps when you know the coach like Brendan Rodgers. He is a very good trainer. But does that mean Liverpool? Maybe, maybe not.
"He is thinking what is best to do and will have a decision by Sunday."
While that decision did not arrive on Sunday, it is believed an agreement behind the scenes is in place, with Liverpool believed to have conceded defeat in the race to sign the 22-year-old.