Tottenham could pay the price if they continue to play the waiting game this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino has not signed a single player, which Spurs fans will hope is a sign that he’s happy with his squad.
There are continued reports of a move for Ross Barkley, however, and The Times now suggest he is attracting the interest of two other Premier League clubs.
It’s thought Chelsea and Manchester United are both monitoring the situation and are waiting for Everton to reduce their £50million valuation of the playmaker.
With just a year left on his contract, if the Toffees can’t shift him this summer, they risk losing him for nothing next year. That indicates the price should go down, but if it does, Daniel Levy will not be the only chairman ready to capitalise.
The same newspaper reiterate that Barkley wants £150,000 a week, a wage he is more likely to earn at Chelsea or United.
Pochettino has been watching him keenly for over a year, but if those suggestions are true, then Spurs simply can’t afford him.