Tottenham have made an offer in the region of £13million for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports in Spain.
Kessie, 26, only joined the Spanish giants six months ago but has struggled for minutes and form for the club.
The Ivorian, who signed for Barca after leaving AC Milan, has made just five starts this season.
Spanish outlet Sport has reported Spurs are interested in signing the midfielder in January and have tabled a bid of €15m for the player.
Kessie, however, wants to stay at Camp Nou and fight for his place in the team, Sport reported.
It has also been claimed that Barca manager Xavi ‘doesn’t trust’ Kessie to perform in his system.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte is reportedly offering Kessie, who was among Europe’s hottest properties before he made the switch to Barca, a way out of his nightmare spell in Spain.
But Sportsmail understands Spurs may have to sell first or look for loan options in the January window.
Kessie also remains in Barcelona’s plans but the club need to offload players amid their financial troubles, which led to the Spanish side trying to facilitate a move for Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United in the summer.