When it comes to Tottenham, the big mystery remains who will agree to become the backup to Harry Kane?

The club have been looking around for some time since the departure of Fernando Llorente, but they have yet to find a suitable man for the job.

Clubs and agents know this is a problem they need to address, which is why players are being presented to them, like AS Roma’s Patrik Schick.

This is what Corriere dello Sport are reporting on Tuesday, claiming the Czech Republic international was ‘offered’ to Spurs by Franco Baldini.

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The former Tottenham technical director has been handed the job of finding a buyer for the striker for at least €25m, and he duly turned to his former club to see if they would be interested.

There’s no indication of whether the offer was received positively by José Mourinho and his staff, but considering no bid has been made and there’s been very little talk of concrete moves, we’re going to guess that, for now, other matters are taking priority.

You know, like the Premier League starting up again.

The 24-year-old has been on loan from Roma to RB Leipzig for the season, where he has impressed, but the Bundesliga side aren’t prepared to pay the pre-agreed €29m fee to make the move permanent, and have so far only put forward €20m (which have been rejected).