Tottenham must make Bournemouth talent Lewis Cook their top target.
Tottenham are facing a challenging deadline day after a nightmare transfer window.
A move for Jack Grealish has fallen flat, and prospects of signing Wilfried Zaha, Ryan Sessegnon and Anthony Martial appear nigh on impossible.
This is why they should concentrate their efforts in the final few hours on Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook.
Cook is entering his third year at Bournemouth after joining from Leeds, and has already earned an international cap for England.
Buying Cook now could be a snip compared to his eventual value, and Spurs have a helping hand from Bournemouth's transfer activity.
The Cherries have splashed out a club record fee on Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma, addition competition for places and Bournemouth will be able to withstand a Cook sale, which would balance the books.
Cook would be a replacement for Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, and he is a better fit for that role than Grealish.
Time is running out to do a deal, but instead of wasting more time chasing the Aston Villa midfielder, Tottenham should focus on trying to tempt Lewis Cook away and pay up.