There is growing tension between manager Harry Redknapp and the Tottenham board.
The Sunday Mirror says the restrictions placed on manager Redknapp by the club's board are leading to tension as he looks to recruit about £30million worth of talent to compete for a top six finish next season.
Redknapp fears he could miss out on key targets unless Spurs provide him with funds to compete for players before off-loading some of his players.
But chairman Daniel Levy claims the club have heavily overspent in the transfer market as they battled to beat the drop last season and insists any new signings must be financed by sales.
Redknapp is paying the price for his predecessor Juande Ramos's disastrous recruitment campaign.