Tottenham reportedly want a deal starting at £5m for DeAndre Yedlin.
Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin on loan at Sunderland
Yedlin, 22, burst onto the scene with the United States national team at the 2014 World Cup, and shortly after the tournament, he left the Seattle Sounders in order to join Tottenham, before immediately being loaned back to Seattle until January 2015.
Last season, Yedlin - who was stuck behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the Spurs pecking order at right back - was farmed out on loan to Sunderland to give him valuable first-team experience in the Premier League, and the move appears to have paid dividends.
With 23 Premier League appearances, Yedlin was a regular under both Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce, playing a key role as the Black Cats once again avoided relegation to the Championship.
Now back with Tottenham, it's unclear what role they pacey full back will play next season, given that he will still be behind Walker and Trippier at White Hart Lane - and Mauricio Pochettino may even be willing to cash in on Yedlin already.
The Daily Star report that Sunderland are keen on a permanent deal for Yedlin, but they are so far reluctant to meet Tottenham's demand of £5m plus additional payments and clauses, leading Allardyce's men to pursue other targets to fill the right back slot on Wearside.
Yedlin has only ever played 11 competitive minutes for Tottenham, making their £5m-plus valuation hard to accept, and Sunderland appear to agree with that sentiment right now.
Spurs may yet find another buyer, but Sunderland may try to bring that asking price down if they can't find any other suitable right backs during the summer transfer window.
Do you think Sunderland should meet Tottenham's asking price for Yedlin?