Much of the media is expecting an announcement on Luka Modric to Real Madrid in the next few days and they also anticipate a replacement to be installed at the Lane shortly afterwards.
Alternatives to Joao Moutinho, whose fee is thought to exceed £30m are also being suggested and one of the more interesting of these is Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.
The 27 year old Spanish international played a grand total of 16 minutes in two games at Euro 2012 but he does have 45 international caps to his name, scoring six times. He can play on either flank but as a winger, he’s not exactly a direct replacement for Luka – more of a threat to Aaron on the right.
Cazorla only joined Malaga last season, costing 22m euros but it’s thought that there may be a disagreement over unpaid wages – a theory that’s supposedly put a number of Premiership teams, including Spurs, on alert.