Tottenham defender Juan Foyth remains a potential target for Villarreal, with the Argentine out of favour under José Mourinho.
Foyth has struggled to establish himself at Spurs since being signed by former manager Mauricio Pochettino and has found himself further down the pecking order under the Portuguese.
He was left out of the selection for the opening day defeat to Everton and Sunday, a result which increased speculation that the Tottenham coach would be on the hunt for a new centre back.
Should one arrive then Foyth would find himself further down the pecking order and, that would ‘open the door’ to departure according to Marca.
And if that door were to be opened, Villarreal could be on the other side, with the newspaper claiming that the Foyth’s name is still ‘on the agenda’ at the club.
They currently have four centre backs, but manager Unai Emery is “open to the possibility” of adding another, and the club ‘does not rule out’ a move for such a player.
The cost of the deal is likely to be the key, though. Villarreal’s finances are tight after they were forced into the unexpected purchase of Pervis Estupiñan from Watford after Alberto Moreno was ruled out through injury.
That has left them short, and it’s stated that if Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s demands made a deal ‘impossible’ they do have other options they could target.
It is all dependant on whether Spurs sign another centre back. If they do, Foyth may be available, and Villarreal will make their move.