Tottenham's inability to sell Serge Aurier is holding up other transfers.
Talks between AC Milan and Spurs over the Ivorian right-back remain in limbo.
Bayer Leverkusen are also credited with an interest, but both clubs are unwilling to meet Tottenham's demands.
This fact is delaying their ambition to sign a striker as they need the money before spending again.
Bournemouth striker Joshua King is a top target, while Benfica youngster Darwin Nunez has also been scouted.