Tottenham will have to bid £50million to land Adama Traore from Wolves, according to reports.
The Spain international has been linked with Tottenham ever since he featured against them in the Premier League on August 22.
He caused Japhet Tanganga all sorts of problems from left wing, although Spurs ultimately came out on top thanks to Dele Alli’s penalty.
Recent reports have suggested that Spurs and Wolves have agreed a £39m deal for Traore.
But according to David Ornstein of The Athletic, the move is ‘very unlikely to happen’ before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
Wolves have set their asking price at £50m in order to ward off links with Spurs and other interested parties.
That sum isn’t expected to be met by the north London club’s chairman, Daniel Levy.
He is instead looking to finalise a deal for Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal.
On Monday, Spurs submitted an offer worth €30m (£25.7m) for the 22-year-old, who is a full Brazil international.
It looks like that has been accepted, as trusted source Fabrizio Romano now writes that Emerson’s medical has been completed.
Final details on the contract are now being sorted before the player is announced at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Emerson will compete with Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty for a starting spot under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Serge Aurier, however, is available for transfer after being deemed surplus to requirements by the manager.
Wolves, meanwhile, are thought to be looking at Lille midfielder Renato Sanches.
The player impressed at Euro 2020 as Portugal reached the last 16 of the tournament.
He could be taken to Molineux on a season-long loan, although the transfer is currently ‘hanging in the balance’ according to Ornstein.
There is a deadlock between the two clubs over a loan fee and who will pay the majority of Sanches’ wages.
The 24-year-old is currently recuperating after undergoing surgery on a knee problem earlier this month. He is expected to return in late September or early October.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo’s huge move to Manchester United has been confirmed.
On the transfer, Ronaldo said: “Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday.
“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”