Should Tottenham consider any of these Stoke, Sunderland or Southampton attackers?
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at Marseille
Nkoudou was set to join in a £11 million transfer from Marseille and Spurs would have to reconsider their options if their pursuit is unsuccessful.
Here are three Premier League based players who Spurs could consider as alternatives...
Bojan - Stoke
Stoke's Bojan Krkic in action with Newcastle's Vurnon Anita
Former Barcelona wonderkid Bojan has begun to re-establish himself in the Premier League and a switch to Tottenham would be stepping up a level.
The attacker can play in various positions across the frontline and could complement Harry Kane or Vincent Janssen, and at 25 could have his best years ahead of him.
Bojan has bounced back from a serious knee injury and would be useful as the squad rotate to cope with Champions League football and unlike Nkoudou has already proven capable in the Premier League.
Jeremain Lens - Sunderland
Sunderland's Jeremain Lens and Rotherham United's Abthony Forde challenge for the ball
Just like Liverpool hope Georginio Wijnaldum will be able to step up a level after leaving Newcastle, a move from Sunderland to Tottenham could benefit versatile attacker Jeremain Lens.
Lens, 28, is a Dutch international with more than 30 caps and eight goals to his name and begun to find his feet towards the end of last season for the Black Cats.
He would be more of a gamble than Bojan but could be worth a punt for Spurs in the hope he kicks on with better players around him.
Dusan Tadic - Southampton
Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring the third goal for Southampton
If Tottenham could lure Dusan Tadic away from Southampton it would be an outstanding addition, with the Serbian proven as an impact player in the Premier League.
Tadic, 27, signed for the Saints after Pochettino left for Tottenham, but was brought in by Spurs' outgoing head of recruitment Paul Mitchell.
The winger scored seven goals and provided 12 assists last season and while he could cost more than Nkoudou, would be worth it.