The Sunday Mirror says Spurs will also not consider selling to any Premiership rival after it emerged that four of Europe's biggest clubs are ready to compete for the Bulgarian.

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and Italian neighbours AC and Inter Milan are continuing to keep close tabs on him.

Close friends of the prolific marksman claim this will be his last season at White Hart Lane as he seeks to join a team who can match his own ambitions and are regularly playing Champions League football.