Tottenham Hotspur still haven't managed to make a single signing this summer, and now have just a week left to bring in new faces for Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs fans were hoping to see new faces arrive after qualifying for the Champions League again, whilst the club's new stadium should also see players wanting to make the move to North London.
And yet, for a third summer in a row, Tottenham are doing their business late in the day, if they do any at all, with no sign of any incomings any time soon.
Now, the Daily Star report that Tottenham are eyeing up one new midfield addition, as Bournemouth's Lewis Cook is a £30million target for Pochettino in the final week of the transfer window.
Cook, 21, joined Bournemouth from Leeds United in the summer of 2016, and whilst he made just nine appearances in his first season, he played 35 Premier League games last term as he carved out an important role for the Cherries.
Cook even earned a first England cap in March, and was named on England's stand-by list for the 2018 World Cup ahead of Jack Wilshere having impressed for Bournemouth.
Now, Spurs appear to be keen on signing Cook as an eventual successor to Mousa Dembele, but Bournemouth fans aren't impressed with the rumours.
Bournemouth fans think that £30million isn't enough for Cook given his huge potential, and not only feel that Bournemouth would be one of the favourites for relegation if he moves on, but also think that a big move isn't ideal for Cook right now, as he needs guaranteed first-team football in order to continue his development, but do think that Spurs would be a good move for him in the future.
I’m just gonna put this out there: Bournemouth won’t sell Lewis Cook without having a definite replacement for him. At the moment that is not the case so Bournemouth shouldn’t even consider the over from Spurs if it has been made #afcb— Beth Smith (@Beth_Smith05) August 2, 2018
No way would we sell Lewis Cook at the moment. Key to our plans. Likely his last season with us and then go for £40m + #afcb— Matt Perry-Lewis (@AFCB19) August 2, 2018
I'm a huge Lewis Cook fan but I'm not sure he'd get much game time at Spurs. He's our best midfielder but he needs another year or 2 of playing every week to have a chance of developing into his potential. #afcb— Ed Wooldridge (@eWoold) August 2, 2018
I think it's a year early for Lewis Cook to leave #afcb. Eventually, Spurs would be the right move, Pochettino would continue the work Howe has done, but what's the point in moving to sit on the bench? He's not ready to supplant Dembele, Alli etc just yet.— Matt Watts (@KillerWatts23) August 2, 2018
Anyone who says Lewis Cook for £30 m is a rip off has NEVER seen him play, he is quality on and off the ball, he goes about his business quietly but never fails to deliver a killer ball let alone him captaining England to World Cup victory at 21— Jack (@afcb_jack94) August 2, 2018
Easily worth double that figure.
If spurs could kindly do one.... Cook is worth £60+m in this market. England capped centre mid with the world at his feet. #afcb— Neil Grover (@AFCBNG) August 2, 2018
Lose Lewis Cook and we may as well get ready for life in the championship again. We would be arguably one of the only teams in the Prem who have gone backwards from last season. No deal please Cherries. #AFCB— Carl Turner (@carlsweeper) August 2, 2018
#afcb if we let Cook go for under 50 million I would be totally fuming we are gonna pay that for a midfield lump— Ashley Grant (@ashleyafcb1) August 2, 2018