Aston Villa are hot favourites to sign Watkins this summer, and there have been reports that they have made a breakthrough in the deal to sign the 24-year-old forward.
However, there could be more twists and turns in the race for Watkins as Spurs have made a late entry to sign him.
According to reports from The Sun (printed edition, page 61) Spurs are making a dramatic late entry to pip Aston Villa to the signature of the attacking midfielder.
Jose Mourinho wants to sign an extra attacker this summer and has earmarked Watkins as a potential option.
Watkins, who scored 26 goals last season, can play as a striker or can also play wide.
Villa are waiting for him with a huge contract already being offered by Dean Smith.
Spurs will have to pay in the region of £22m for the Brentford attacker. They will have to offer him a wage package of over £70k-per-week to secure his signature.
Spurs have made three signings already. The north London club are also reportedly keen to sign Metz striker Habib Diallo this summer.