Real Sociedad President Jokin Aperribay has made Thursday this week the final deadline for Tottenham to complete a move for striker Willian José.
Spurs are keen on the Brazilian, having identified him as a potential replacement for the injured Harry Kane.
They saw a bid rejected by Sociedad last week, and so far are yet to return with an improved offer to tempt Sociedad into selling.
Reports earlier today suggested Tottenham have not been in contact in the last five days and now Sociedad have set a deadline to get things done.
According to Sport, Aperribay has made it clear he wants the move, should it happen, to be done by Thursday, so he and La Real have time to find a replacement.
The newspaper says they rejected a €20m bid for José, deeming it ‘insufficient’ and although the situation is ‘complicated’ negotiations are continuing to find a solution.
Should José not get the move to Tottenham, the club are considering opening disciplinary proceedings against the player for his actions over the last week.
José refused to play in the game against Espanyol last week and was also missing from the game against Mallorca on Sunday, and Sociedad are considering fining him for refusing to play without a ‘justifying clause’.
The club have a precedent for such things after fining Carlos Vela €100,000 for missing training after going to a concert, and José could be facing a similar punishment.