Tottenham has signed Carlos Vinicius from Benefica on aloan deal that could be completed at the end of the season for £41Million.
Spurs will pay an initial loan fee of €3m, which would be deducted from the final price if Jose Mourinho decides to make his move permanent.
Mourinho will be hoping Vinicius can provide competition and a much-needed rotation option for Harry Kane.
Previous backups such as Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen have generally failed to deliver on a consistent basis.
Kane’s fitness has caused something of a scrap between Mourinho and England manager Gareth Southgate of late, though he has started the season in good form with six goals and six assists in seven appearances.
Meanwhile Vinicius stands a chance to get featured on United’s match against Tottenham on Sunday which would see Mourinho back to old Trafford.