Tottenham Hotspur are unhappy with striker Vincent Janssen after the player declined a move to three Premier League clubs on deadline day, including Stoke City, reports The Mirror.
The 23-year-old received offers from the Potters, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion but was unimpressed by their proposals and opted to stay in North London, despite falling out of favour with boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham had expected the Dutch striker to move on, in the wake of the arrival of Spaniard Fernando Llorente from Swansea City last Friday but were reportedly left annoyed by his decision to remain at the club.
Janssen will likely find first team opportunities hard to come by this season after enduring a difficult debut season in English football last time out. The ex-AZ Alkmaar hitman scored just six times in 39 games and failed to adequately support first choice striker Harry Kane.
That failure prompted Pochettino to give up on the Dutchman and he spent the majority of the summer window looking for alternative options, eventually choosing to bring the hugely experienced Llorente to Tottenham.
Despite being registered in Spursâ€™ Premier League squad, he will likely be third-choice striker. Barring injuries to Kane or Llorente, the player must wait for his opportunity to play in cup competitions and one would think that such limited playing time will only serve to further hinder his development and his sharpness in front of goal.
Stoke will be disappointed by Janssenâ€™s refusal to move to the Bet365 Stadium. Manager Mark Hughes was believed to have been keen on giving the player a chance to resurrect his career after providing several other players including Xherdan Shaqiri and most recently Jese Rodriguez with similar lifelines.
The Potters signed striker Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion for Â£15 million in January but the diminutive striker has yet to net a goal in a competitive game for the club.
Stoke were eventually unable to add any new faces to their ranks on deadline day and will have to make do with what they have ahead of a highly-anticipated home clash with Manchester United on Saturday evening.
Spurs travel to Everton on the same day and Janssen is unlikely feature in the match-day squad at all.