Tottenham are not willing to sell young defender Juan Foyth this transfer window.
Foyth is the subject of interest from several clubs in Europe, including Villarreal in Spain.
However, Spanish daily AS claims Spurs only want to send the player out on loan.
The source also indicates that Villarreal want to sign Foyth on a permanent contract.
It makes a possible move complicated, and some compromise may be needed.
The two parties may agree to include an option to buy clause for a set fee after the loan period expires.
Foyth is only 22 and Spurs believe a year on loan is what he needs to improve enough to start regularly for them in the Premier League.