Ajax defender Urby Emanuelson has hinted he may turn down Spurs, should they agree a fee for his services.
The White Hart Lane outfit have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old Holland international left-back.
Emanuelson has been told about the Premier League outfit by ex-player Edgar Davids, although the Dutch legend has urged the youngster against a move as they are not big enough.
"Edgar told me it was a great club, but that I should not join Spurs," he told Sportweek magazine.
"He said to me 'you are an Ajax player, you are young and talented, so you only need to go to a top club in England, Spain or Italy'.
"I have thought about what he said and I think he is right."
Only last month Emanuelson's agent urged Spurs to renew their interest in the defender due to his client's desire to join the club.