Wigan manager Steve Bruce on Friday confirmed there is virtual agreement with Tottenham for the Latics' Honduran midfield star Wilson Palacios in a deal worth around £14 million.
"The two clubs have virtually agreed a fee. It is how that fee should be paid," Bruce said.
"It is up to us as a selling club to demand what we want in terms of how we should be paid and how we should be structured. We will see what happens. Wilson is still with us and I'm preparing him to play against Manchester City tomorrow. That's the situation at the moment but we will see what happens in the next few hours."
Palacios has been one of the mainstays in a Wigan side which has flirted with the top six in the English Premiership this season.