Tottenham could make an improved bid for Ajax star Christian Eriksen after their initial £7m offer was rejected by the Dutch club, according to De Telegraaf.
Eredivisie champions Ajax are reportedly holding out for £12m for the gifted attacking midfielder, who has been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs in recent years.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and technical director Franco Baldini are currently in negotiations with Ajax director of football Marc Overmars, but it's believed that a bid of £8.5m will be enough to take the Denmark international to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham are keen to strengthen their squad before selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The Wales international is poised to join the Spanish giants for a potential world-record fee, but the move appears to be on hold until Spurs secure the signatures of at least two attack-minded players.
AS Roma's Erik Lamela is almost certain to be one of those. The Evening Standard report that the Argentina forward has flown to London to complete a £30m transfer.