Tottenham's hopes of signing a striker appear to have suffered something of a setback.
A deal for Vincent Janssen was widely believed to be imminent, but his current club AZ Alkmaar have moved quickly to pour cold water on those claims.
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"We once received a bid from Tottenham Hotspur that we have not accepted... Then we heard nothing more."
Jannsen is understood to be keen on a move to White Hart Lane, but it seems the two clubs are struggling to agree on a fee.
The 22-year-old hit 27 goals in last season's Eredivisie, making him the division's top scorer.
That would make him the perfect candidate to link up with the Premier League's own Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane, but Spurs are reluctant to pay £16million, the price tag placed on the striker by AZ.
The Lilywhites have so far only signed Victor Wanyama, a holding midfielder, in the transfer window, but a striker is now their priority.
And with Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also on their radar, as per the Telegraph, Mauricio Pochettino may have been hoping to pair the Dutchman with compatriot Janssen.
Understandably, some fans are growing frustrated by Spurs' refusal to hand AZ the money they're asking for.
After all, Michy Batshuayi has already joined Chelsea, and not Tottenham, because the north Londoners were unwilling to meet Marseille's price tag.
If anything, though, it's just testament to the typically hilarious dealings of chairman Daniel Levy in the transfer window.
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