Tottenham became the first team not to sign a player in the transfer window this summer since the window was introduced. However, the Lilywhites did not always intend it to be that way.
With a huge stadium bill piling, reports claim that Spurs had not given Mauricio Pochettino any money to make new signings in the transfer market, and there was a reported failed attempt to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
Goal.com, however, claims that the Lilywhites attempted to sign another striker to help Harry Kane with the goal scoring burden, but they were unsuccessful as well.
The report claims that Spurs made a £25 million bid for Tammy Abraham on deadline day, but the Blues turned down their approach for their academy product.
Abraham is one of the success stories of the Chelsea academy system, and spent last season on loan at Swansea. He had previously spent another season on loan at Bristol City where he shined so well that several teams wanted to sign him.
He still remains in Maurizio Sarri’s squad, but he has failed to make the match day squad in any of the Blues two Premier League games so far. Alvaro Morata remains first choice, and Abraham still has Olivier Giroud to compete with for a place in the starting lineup.