Birmingham have agreed a £6m deal with Spurs for striker Mido.
Mido has struggled for opportunities at Spurs
The 24-year-old Egyptian star had been expected to move to Birmingham on a one-year loan deal after struggling to make an impact at Spurs last season.
But now a permanent move has been struck, subject to Mido agreeing personal terms with Birmingham and passing a medical.
Mido will be Birmingham boss Steve Bruce's biggest buy of the summer so far if the deal goes through.
He is now further down the pecking order after Spurs signed Darren Bent.
Birmingham boss Bruce has also made an enquiry about Mido's Egypt and Spurs team-mate, Hossam Ghaly, as he looks to build on the squad that earned promotion last season.