Kevin-Prince Boateng could be forced to return to Tottenham at the end of the season unless they lower their asking price for Borussia Dortmund to buy him.
The 22-year-old German midfielder, who was not given a squad number at Spurs at the start of the season, is on loan at the Bundesliga club and has a knee injury that could rule him out for at least a month.
"We had wanted to wait until the end of the season to see how things went with Kevin," Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc said on Setanta.
He added: "He is overpriced. He will not be able to show what he can do in the Bundesliga now, so perhaps that will make him cheaper."
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