Report: Tottenham unwilling to meet England star's £60,000 wage demands yet

Tottenham Hotspur are holding off signing Fabian Delph from Aston Villa for now.

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be backing off signing Fabian Delph for now, report The Mirror.

This is despite their claims the England international midfielder is available for a bargain £4 million.

The paper claim Spurs are not yet willing to agree to his wage demands, but may change their mind: "Spurs are not believed to be willing to meet Delph's £60,000-a-week wage demands but may revisit the possibility in the final days of the window, especially if they manage to off-load more players from their wage bill."

Delph's demands actually sound like they are fair in the current market - look at 16-year-old Martin Odegaard signing a deal reported by Yahoo Eurosport to be in the region of £100,000 per week with Real Madrid.

The Villa star is an England international who Spurs would be buying for a knockdown price, with his market value decreased by his contract which expires in June.

The good news for Tottenham fans who may be frustrated at their club backing off this deal, is that there is a fair chance they will off-load players from their wage bill as is suggested.

Aaron Lennon is one name linked away - with Hull by The Telegraph, while Kyle Naughton has just left for Swansea. Vlad Chiriches was linked with a move to Roma at the end of last month by Football Italia, but that has gone quiet since - while Etienne Capoue was linked by The Mail to David Moyes' Real Sociedad this week.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch