Tottenham reportedly made a move to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the final hours of the summer transfer window.
Abraham, 20, impressed on loan at Swansea last season, scoring eight goals in all competitions, and the forwards performances caught the attention of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs did not sign a single player ahead of the 2018/19 campaign but this was not for want of trying, with Pochettino on the hunt for attacking reinforcements to support Harry Kane.
According to Goal, the north London club lodged a £25million bid for Abraham on deadline day – but the offer was immediately rejected.
Its claimed Abraham wanted to join Tottenham once their interest became known. However, Chelsea were determined to keep hold of the promising England international.
Abraham, who recently recovered from injury, is preparing to feature in Chelsea Under-23s clash this week as he works his way back to full fitness.
The youngster is desperate for regular first-team minutes this term but is behind Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Abraham claimed in pre-season that he will do whatever it takes to become a regular under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Growing up as a young kid playing for Chelsea, Ive always wanted to make it to the top and just being out here with the first team in pre-season has given me a chance to prove myself, he told Goal.
The reason I go out on loan is to get that experience so when I come back to Chelsea I can claim my position.
Ill do whatever it takes and just keep doing my best.