So, has striker Dimitar Berbatov played his last game for Spurs? The smart money would suggest that the Bulgarian striker will never again be seen at White Hart Lane.
Berbatov was left out of the squad for the weekend’s home loss to Sunderland for what the club described as a ‘lack of focus’.
Today, his agent arrived in London for talks with the club hierarchy in an attempt to put an end to the stand off.
Emil Danchev met manager Juande Ramos and chairman Daniel Levy but was promptly told that his client wouldn’t be allowed to leave White Hart Lane for less than £30 million.
The London club are threatening to let Berbatov “rot in the reserves”, according to reports, rather than sell him for less than they believe he is worth.
That though might be more difficult than it sounds as despite interest from Manchester United and a couple of Spanish clubs, Spurs have no firm offer on the table.
And it might be that the London club try and find a quick solution having lost their opening two Premier League games of the season to those North East power houses – Middlesbrough and Sunderland!