‘Medical booked’ - Tottenham close in on ‘stunning’ signing of £45m Aston Villa and Chelsea target

The latest transfer updates on Deadline Day as Tottenham Hotspur book a medical for a Nottingham Forest player previously linked with Aston Villa and Chelsea.

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Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement with Nottingham Forest to sign forward Brennan Johnson on a permanent deal, dealing a blow to Aston Villa and Chelsea.

Both the Villans and the Blues were seriously interested in bringing in Johnson at different points in the transfer window but it’s Spurs who are closing in on a stunning Deadline Day capture.

The Athletic reports a fee of £45m plus add-ons has been accepted by Forest and Johnson is on his way to North London to complete his medical tests and paperwork.

Described as Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou’s top target, Johnson played in all 38 Premier League matches for Forest last campaign, scoring eight goals and assisting a further three.

In the Championship the season before, the Wales international got on the scoresheet 16 times and set up nine goals for his teammates. After seven years as a senior, Johnson leaves his boyhood club.