Becoming the first club sign absolutely no one during the summer transfer window since its inception, Tottenham could face a long season ahead.

However, the lack of incomings meant the vast majority of wantaway players didn’t leave the club, like Toby Alderweireld, for example, yet the story appeared different for Fernando Llorente.

According to France Football, the striker, desiring first-team football he isn’t getting as Harry Kane’s backup, was offered to Marseille on loan.

Yet, the Ligue 1 side, despite still looking for that marquee striker (Kostas Mitroglou appears to be a stop gap in that department), turned down the kind offer.

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The reasons for their ‘no’ aren’t revealed, but our guess will be they will want to sign someone permanently to fill that role, rather than get loaned a 33-year-old striker who started just one Premier League game last season.

Since signing for Spurs, Llorente has featured 31 times (10 starts), scored five goals and picked up one assist.