By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham are set to open talks over a £10million deal for Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, according to a report.

The Mirror claim that Spurs will make a formal move for the Portugal international after monitoring him closely since last season.

The report says that Silva would cost around £10million and Spurs may have to battle both Zenit St Petersburg and FC Porto for his services.

Nevertheless, Silva is keen to play in the Premier League, which could hand the Londoners a major advantage in negotiations.

Silva helped Braga win the Portuguese Cup last season and was part of the Portgual squad that won Euro 2016.

The Lilywhites have an array of attacking midfield options at the club including Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, while Kevin-Georges N’Koudou is on the verge of a move from Marseille.

The arrival of Silva would strengthen Mauricio Pochettino’s squad as they prepare for Champions League football next season.

Silva played a staggering 50 games last season in all competitions for Braga, scoring 12 goals and providing eight assists.

The number 18 still has three years to run on his current deal in his home country but could be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a Manchester United legend helped a Spurs new signing to make White Hart Lane move.