Andros Townsend's life at Tottenham Hotspur looks set to get a lot tougher after Chairman Daniel Levy has made it increasingly difficult for him to leave White Hart Lane.
Levy is notoriously known for making other teams pay high prices for his club's players and has told potential suitors Townsend will be allowed to leave the club, but for nothing short of £14 million, according to reports from the Sun.
A loan move has also been ruled out for Townsend - who has represented England ten times - has been frozen out of Mauricio Pochettino's side, deeming him surplus to requirements and not fitting the style of tactics utilised by the Argentine manager.
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The winger hasn't helped the situation since having an argument with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner, which saw the player moved to the U21 squad and is yet to return.
With the problems faced at Spurs, Townsend would have been hoping for a fresh opportunity in the January transfer window, but it seems Levy may have just made that an unlikely prospect.
It is understood that Watford and West Brom have been closely monitoring the situation but with Levy putting such a heavy price tag on a player who hasn't completed a single 90 minutes this season, neither team seems willing to pay up.
The frustration Townsend is currently going through will certainly not be helping his England aspirations.
Roy Hodgson is a keen admirer of the winger, with Townsend performing particularly well during the 2014 World Cup qualification process - only to miss out on the tournament through injury - however, despite the England manager's fondness for the 24-year-old, he will need to be getting regular games to make the trip across the channel for Euro 2016 in France.