Terms have been agreed with the Argentinian defender with a view to him joining us on a free transfer from AC Milan in a two-year-deal.
Chamot, 32, has been capped 40 times by Argentina and played in both the 1994 and 1998 World Cup Finals.
He moved from Rosario Central in Argentina to Pisa in Serie A in 1990, moved to Foggia and then onto Lazio in 1994. He spent a season at Athletico Madrid before moving back to Italy and AC Milan in January 2000.
Chamot's arrival would mean Glenn Hoddle has signed five experienced international players in pre-season - Chamot, Teddy Sheringham, Goran Bunjevcevic, Gus Poyet and Christian Ziege.
That is more than any other individual club in the Premiership and maintains Glenn's policy of blending proven experience with the exciting young talent already at the Lane.
Jose Antonio Chamot is at the club for a medical today (Monday).