Tottenham look set to bide their time in their pursuit of Ross Barkley, according to Sky Sports.
That follows reports claiming Spurs have cooled their interest in signing the Everton midfielder this summer.
Barkley rejected a new contract offer from Everton at the end of last season and is expected to move on in the coming weeks.
Spurs had reportedly been in pole position to sign Barkley, but The Mirror claims the club has “growing reservations” about the midfielder.
The report suggests Tottenham simply don’t think Barkley is worth buying given the strength they already have in the attacking midfield positions.
But those suggestions appear to be premature, with Sky Sports now reporting Spurs are simply waiting for Everton to lower their asking price as the transfer window progresses.
These are typical Daniel Levy tactics. The Tottenham chairman obviously thinks he can sign Barkley on the cheap, particularly considering the 23-year-old has just 12 months left on his current contract.
The concern is another club could swoop in with a big offer before the price comes down enough for Spurs to make a bid.