Heurelho Gomes nearing Hoffenheim loan deal

Heurelho Gomes looks to seal a loan move to HoffenheimTottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is closing in on a loan move to Hoffenheim, Sky Sports confirm.

Gomes has fallen well down the pecking order in the last two years following the arrivals of Brad Friedel and Hugo Lloris. His last appearance for the London club came in November 2011 and he has rarely made the bench in the last 18 months.

The Brazilian was keen to secure a move back to his homeland in order to try to win back his place in the national squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup, but he now looks set to join Hoffenheim, who are in talks with Spurs over a possible six-month loan deal for the 31-year-old.

Gomes is one of a number of squad players that Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to move on before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas look set to move to QPR, while Tottenham have also given permission for Fulham to talk to midfielder Tom Huddlestone. Andros Townsend may also leave on loan, with QPR also thought to be one of a number of interested parties in the young winger.

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