BBC Sport reported earlier on deadline day that the Spain hitman had agreed a £12 million move to Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino wants reliable back-up for Harry Kane.
And it would appear as if that one is imminent, with the 32-year-old being snapped wearing a Spurs jersey and it looks like we are only awaiting an official announcement.
However, The Daily Mail's Transfer Blog (entry posted at 20:47) has suggested that there is a catch: it will not go through until Swansea finalise a deal with Manchester City to sign Wilfried Bony, though that is expected to materialise.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports' Transfer Blog (entry posted at 20:31) has claimed that Leicester City are closing in on a move for Sporting Lisbon ace Adrien Silva.
The 28-year-old has been told he can leave Portugal's training camp to undergo a medical ahead of a £15 million switch to the King Power Stadium.
And Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie has given an insight as to why the Saints defender is not gearing up for a spell at St James's Park this season.
Understand Matt Targett wanted a 6 month loan but Newcastle wanted him for the season. That's where the talks broke down.— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 31, 2017