In a week which has seen Michy Batshuayi join Chelsea having been long-rumoured to be set on a move to Spurs, there seems to be the potential for another striker to slip through our fingers.
The AZ Alkmaar forward Vincent Janssen has spoken out at his frustration at not being able to join Tottenham, after the club’s bid was dismissed by the Dutch outfit.
“I have expressed my choice at the club.
“Tottenham Hotspur have made a high bid in my eyes. There has been an offer around €18m (£15m), but AZ will not even come to the table.
“I would like somewhere else as soon as possible to start my preparation. This is frustrating.
“I indicated that I would take the next step and want to get away from the club. They know this and are aware of the situation.
“It’s a shame, I would have wished that it would go a little faster. Sure it’s fine to train again. AZ is a fantastic club, but I want to make that next step for my development.
“Ultimately I hope to shake people’s hands here and walk out of the door on good terms.”
AZ are said to want €20m (£16.7m) for Janssen. With the difference between the bid and the valuation being just £1.7m, it would be a pity if a deal couldn’t be done for a player who obviously wants to join the club.
If Spurs dither they run the risk of a rival Premier League club making a bid for Janssen. With the fresh influx of TV money, just about every side in the league could afford to pay what AZ want for Janssen and if Tottenham don’t act quickly, they run the risk of missing out on another target.