Harry Kane fears a move to Manchester City will be gone forever if he does not make a switch in the next fortnight.
Kane, 28, has his heart set on a transfer so that he can improve his chances of winning serious club honours.
But it is believed City have reservations beyond this season about spending so much on Kane – and have other options they will turn to if their push to sign him does not work out.
There is still confidence they can convince Spurs to sell their captain but this is seen as a key window for him to move, particularly given his value.
Kane has three years left on his Spurs contract, and would still be considered an expensive target when he turns 29 next summer, particularly at a time when someone like Erling Haaland becomes available at a price of just 75 million Euros.
Kane is trying to manage the situation carefully but needs City’s next offer to land very soon to help him decide what step to take next.