Tottenham are pursuing a deal for Swansea City centre-half Joe Rodon before the domestic transfer deadline on October 16 but the clubs are someway apart in their valuations of the Wales international.
Spurs turned their attentions to the 22-year-old after abandoning moves for Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger before the close of the international window on Monday evening, but they consider Swansea’s £18million asking price to be extortionate for a player with just over 50 Championship appearances to his name and a record of ankle problems.
Spurs value Rodon at closer to £7million but remain hopeful of reaching a deal with the Swans over the next ten days.
Spurs need to register their squad for the Europa League group stage by 11pm on Tuesday but they already have two too many non-homegrown players and Rodon would count as a third, given he was trained in Wales.
Third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, who was offered to Liverpool and Everton on Tuesday, could be one of the players left out.
Meanwhile, Danny Rose is expected to stay at Spurs until January after failing to seal a deadline day move. Porto showed late interest in Rose as a replacement for Alex Telles, who joined Manchester United, but it is thought the Portuguese club could not afford a deal, even on loan.
Rose has been stripped of a squad number and is not training with the first team.