Spurs Won't Be Held To Ransom By Woodgate!
Hertha coach Lucien Favre has confirmed Gilberto has been given permission to travel to England to hold talks and have a medical at White Hart Lane.
Gilberto is out of contract at the end of the season and reports suggested Spurs were planning to sign the left-back on a pre-contract for next season.
The 31-year-old was hoping to secure a move away from Hertha before the end of the month and Spurs are now ready to grant him his wish.
However, Spurs are now believed to have agreed a deal to sign Gilberto before the close of the transfer window next week.
Spurs boss Juande Ramos was been given permission to speak to Woodgate, with a fee of around £8million understood to have been agreed.
However, Woodgate suddenly turned to Newcastle and it was thought he could undergo a medical in the north-east.
After Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round, Newcastle manager Keegan said: "I tried to bring in one new face, but I do not think I have been successful in that, from what I am hearing now.
"Last time I was here, we built it up, and I wanted Jonathan Woodgate as the first part of that jigsaw. But it looks like I have not got him.
"I think he will go somewhere else. I think Tottenham and us were the clubs who had bids accepted."