Out injured until the end of August, Sofiane Boufal, who looked likely to be one of the first transfers of the window up until his injury, remains a Lille player.

Linked with a move pretty much all across Europe, the Moroccan winger has even come out to say he isn’t ‘obsessed’ with being transferred, and would happily play in Ligue 1 next season if that’s what ended up happening.

Claims regarding a move to Watford made the rounds a couple of weeks ago, but nothing has really come of them, as expected, and now we’re back to square one with Tottenham being the latest name attached to the Lille starlet.

We say back to square one because Mauricio Pochettino’s side were one of the first clubs to be reportedly interested, although the player’s agent recently revealed to L’Equipe 21 that this was mostly paper talk and he was never actually contacted by the Premier League club.

According to France Football on Wednesday, Spurs have ‘rekindled’ their contact with Sofiane Boufal, using the delay in the Georges-Kevin Nkoudou transfer as the opportunity to explore other options.

‘Retracing their steps’, Tottenham have allegedly contacted the player’s agent, Yvan Le Mée, to enquire as to the situation, even though they know he probably wouldn’t be match fit until the beginning of September.

First, let’s see if the Nkoudou-Njié debacle sorts itself out, which should be in the next couple of days, according to La Provence.