French giants Paris Saint-Germain are keen on a beat-the-deadline move for Danny Rose.
Tottenham are open to selling or doing a loan deal for Rose before the European window shuts on August 31.
That has left PSG circling although they are unlikely to be able to make a move until they know the outcome of a further UEFA enquiry into their spending.
There are still fears that if European football’s governing body come down hard against them they will have to sacrifice one of their big name stars.
Brazil star Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – whose loan move is still due to be made permanent – are the obvious names with Real Madrid watching developments closely.
But the outcome of the spending case – forced after complaints from other clubs – may not be known until next week.
That leaves developments on PSG and Rose also potentially on hold but they believe Spurs may be tempted with Ben Davies firmly established as first choice left-back.