The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern are dreaming about the standard of players the club will be able to attract to North London now they are back into the Champions League.
So, imagine the anti-climatic atmosphere when reports in the Daily Mail (via the Birmingham Mail) that the White Hart Lane outfit were ready to move for a man relegated at Aston Villa.
Though it was a dreadful season on the whole for the fallen Midlands giants, the former Lille man was one of few to come out of the campaign with his reputation somewhat intact.
Ligue 1 outfit Marseille are also understood to be interested in the combative central midfielder, who would be an ideal natural fit for Spurs’ current philosophy under the stewardship of their Argentine coach.
Would Gueye be worth anywhere near his reported £7.1m release clause?