Swap deal unlikely
Spurs hopes of tempting Aston Villa to part with Ashley Young in exchange for Robbie Keane and a large fee look likely to fail.
The Republic of Ireland frontman is well down the pecking order at White Hart Lane and boss Harry Redknapp is likely to allow him to move on in the new year.
Villa, though, are very keen to keep hold of Young and their boss Gerard Houllier only half joked when he said last week that he could go if someone came up with £80m.
Redknapp wants to add Young to his squad but not at that price or anything approaching it.