While Luka Modric will doubtless dominate the headlines for the next day or so, further reports have linked Spurs with a successor. However, with just four days to go before the transfer window closes, could it be a story of a succession of failed bids on September 1st?
The press have claimed that an offer of £11.8 million for the Brazilian striker / winger Willian has been rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk. Earlier in the summer, reports of £20 million fees were being suggested so perhaps this isn’t surprising.
Meanwhile, before the Modric sale was confirmed, Spurs were also linked with a failed bid for Malaga midfielder Isco. The 20 year old joined the club from Valencia back in 2011 for just £4.7 million and although a reputed bid of £8 million would have nearly doubled their money, Malaga were unwilling to do business.
With money from the sale of Luka available, are clubs going to be pushing their luck with Tottenham or are we simply not putting the right bids in?