According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham's ambitious enquiry for striker Alvaro Morata has been snubbed by Italian giants Juventus.
Spurs have yet to make a move in this month's transfer window, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is still expected to make a late deal for a striker.
Harry Kane has been in typically prolific form, but there is little to no depth behind him, even though Son Heung-min thrived up front against Leicester City last week.
A new striker is needed at White Hart Lane, even if only to offer cover for Kane in the final third, and it seems that Spurs did try to land a Champions League goalscorer.
The Mirror report that Tottenham lodged an enquiry for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, but the Italian giants have rejected the approach from Spurs.
Morata, 23, came up through the ranks with Real Madrid after spell with nearby Atletico Madrid and Getafe, but was allowed to leave in 2014 after limited first-team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With 15 goals in his debut season at Juventus - including five in the Champions League - Morata came into this season with high expectations, but has scored just once in only eight Serie A starts this season.
Yet, with two goals in six Champions League games, Morata is again showing that he may be better in Europe than he is in Serie A, and Tottenham allegedly decided to test Juve's resolve over the Spanish international striker.
It may have been rejected, but it shows that Tottenham are showing an impressive level of ambition in their pursuit of another striker this month, with Pochettino working hard to land cover for Kane before next week's transfer deadline.
Would you have liked to see Morata at Tottenham?