Basel forward Mohamed Salah could be available for as little as €8 million this summer, according to his agent.
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in Europe in recent seasons thanks in part to stellar performances in European competitions - against Tottenham last term and against Chelsea in the Champions League last month.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for the Egyptian international and reports have quoted a price of £15 million - but the White Hart Lane-based club could face competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Udinese.
According to his agent Spurs are unlikely to get their man in January, but could snap him up for a bargain fee next summer.
"Mohamed is currently focused only on the next round of the Champions League and the Swiss championship with the shirt of Basel," he told Calciomercato.it.
"Many European clubs are following him, but there has been no contact with the Udinese. It's difficult for the player to move in January, most likely he'll go next summer; the price tag is between €8m and €10m."
Tottenham already have plenty of players who can play in Salah's preferred position on the right, including record buy Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon.
While the Egyptian can also play elsewhere across the front line Andre Villas-Boas has plenty of options there too, so may consider letting players leave before persuading chairman Daniel Levy to open his chequebook once more.