Tottenham Hotspur have lodged a £27 million bid for Denis Suarez, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Barcelona midfielder is a huge talent and bringing him to Spurs would be a serious coup by chairman Daniel Levy.
Much of the speculation so far this summer has centered around a move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley who, according to The Mail, has been ruled out for three months with a torn hamstring which perhaps puts paid to the Toffees' hopes of offloading him.
And some Tottenham fans on Twitter believe that Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino have switched their attentions to the former Manchester City youth, whom supporters seem excited about.
We have a long-standing interest in Suarez and were linked to him prior to his move to Barca. Have we been put off by Barkley's injury/ies?— Joe Theuma (@JTGozo) August 16, 2017
If true, is this mean that barkley deal is off bcuz of his latest injury? And maybe Suarez looks like a new target? eh Ricky?— Mayuresh bidaye (@mayurexb) August 16, 2017
Imagine if this is true.Levys just trolling Spurs fans.Its like dangling a piece of meat in front of a starving dog.Load of BS— C (@SpursArtist) August 16, 2017
Probably swap him for Ericksen— BobbyspursCunningham (@Bobbyspurs) August 16, 2017
Fake news— Simon Moody (@officialsmoody) August 16, 2017
Fans of the Lilywhites have experienced one too many false dawns this summer in relation to signings, given how the club have failed to sign anybody so far.
But this, coupled with speculation about Davinson Sanchez, might renew optimism within the fanbase that Levy will spend some serious money before the window shuts in less than two weeks.
Pochettino's side, who beat Newcastle 2-0 in their first game back last weekend, host Chelsea at Wembley this weekend.