Chelsea rejected a £25 million offer from Tottenham for striker Tammy Abraham on deadline day, according to Goal.
The report claims Spurs identified Abraham as an able deputy to Harry Kane and the 20-year-old was keen on making the move. However, Chelsea had no intention of selling Abraham to their London rivals.
If true, the news comes as something of a surprise. Abraham spent last season on loan at Swansea City, where he scored eight goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.
Abraham has already made two appearances for England at senior level, but his development stalled while playing in a poor Swansea side that was eventually relegated last term.
Tottenham have been searching for a striker to provide cover and competition for Kane for some time, with Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente falling below the necessary standards.
Goal believes a future move for Abraham isn’t certain, and the fact Spurs bid for him on deadline day suggests he was an afterthought. That said, Tottenham have done much of their business late since Daniel Levy became chairman.