Tottenham will not have an easy time in their pursuit of Wigan starlet Kyle Joseph.
The London club are continuing with their policy of signing younger players to fill their first team and under-23 squads.
Joseph is only 19 and has burst onto the scene this season with Wigan.
He made his debut in October and netted a hat trick against Burton two weeks ago.
Those clubs could likely offer him a more secure route to the first team, which means Spurs will have to do a lot of work to complete this transfer.
Joseph has four goals in 13 games this term.