Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French radio station RTL, as reported by the London Evening Standard, that Tottenham's move for Clinton N'Jie has become complicated.
N'Jie, who turns 22 today, has come up through the ranks at Lyon, and having scored eight goals for the French side last season, he is certainly making a name for himself.
The Cameroon international - who has hit six goals in just 11 games for his country - has been a target for Tottenham throughout the summer, with French media outlet Maxifoot reporting on Thursday that N'Jie had put the finishing touches to a move to White Hart Lane.
With Roberto Soldado sold to Villarreal, many expected N'Jie to complete his move to Spurs imminently - but that situation has now been complicated.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French radio station RTL, as transcribed by the London Evening Standard, that another English club have now made a bid for the pacey forward.
"The deal for Clinton N'Jie isn't completed. A proposition from another fashionable English club has complicated things," said Aulas.
It remains to be seen just who that mystery English club is, but the likes of Newcastle or even Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal could be in the market for a pacey forward, with N'Jie a sensible target for either side.
Tottenham will be hopeful of sealing a deal regardless of the added interest in N'Jie, but it seems that this saga could rumble on for a while yet.