Tottenham will avoid a full pay-out to sacked manager Jose Mourinho.
The Daily Mail says Mourinho leaves with significantly less than the widely purported £30m compensation package he was said to be due.
Sources have claimed that his package will not go over £20m due to performance-related clauses in his contract linked to European qualification and his £10m-per-season salary.
Mourinho will be placed on gardening leave by Tottenham despite his dismissal, meaning Spurs will continue to pay him as normal until he finds new employment.
As a result of Spurs' poor league position, Mourinho is effectively not entitled to his full compensation. Spurs are seventh in the Premier League, five points off the final Champions League place, currently occupied by West Ham.
Initial indications that Mourinho was earning £15m per season are said to be exaggerated.
His basic wage is closer to £10m, which significantly decreases his severance deal.
It has been claimed that coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are set to take the reins for the rest of the season.