Tottenham are reportedly set to cut their losses and offload record signing Moussa Sissoko after only one season, having signed the France international from Newcastle in a £30m deal last summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the midfielder is seeking a move away from North London this summer, although his wages - rumoured to be in the region of around £85k per week - are proving to be a hindrance in negotiating any potential exit.
As a result of this, Spurs face the prospect of having to pay the former Newcastle man to leave the club. Marseille have expressed an interest in bringing Sissoko back to France, although they are unwilling to match his wages, meaning Spurs may have to supplement the 27 year-old's earnings in order to get him off the books.
Spurs could also explore the option of reducing their asking price for the France international, in an attempt to make him a more attractive and cost-efficient proposition for potential suitors.
What remains a certainty, however, is that the Premier League runners up will have to take a significant financial hit on Mauricio Pochettino's most expensive and ultimately disappointing transfer.
In better news for Spurs fans, right back Kieran Trippier has signed a new five-year contract worth a reported £60k-per-week. The former Burnley man is likely to become Pochettino's first choice right back for the upcoming season after the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
The England international said: " I am delighted with the new deal, it's a great achievement for myself. I'm delighted to get it signed.
"I learned a lot in the Europa League and Champions League, playing with the players I have here and the manager also.
"It's been a great experience and a learning experience. I've progressed a lot and I thank my team-mates and manager for that."