Tottenham are reluctant to meet Swansea’s City £18 million valuation of defender Joe Rodon, according to the London Evening Standard.
But with Spurs needing to register their squad for the Europa League group stages by Tuesday evening, they could be forced to pursue a deal for the 22-year-old centre-back today.
However, the Standard says Tottenham are unwilling to pay the £18 million Swansea want for Rodon for two reasons.
For one thing, they apparently believe the fee is too large for a player who has made just over 50 appearances in the second tier of English football.
And secondly, Rodon has a history of ankle injuries which could obviously limit his game time.
If his ankle is a genuine cause for concern, Spurs might be best advised to avoid a deal altogether – but there is clearly some interest from the Londoners regardless.