The chances of striker Vincent Janssen leaving Tottenham on Deadline Day are looking increasingly unlikely, Sky Sports News understands.
Schalke are in talks with Tottenham over a loan move for Janssen, but according to Sky sources the Bundesliga club are struggling to afford a deal.
Real Betis had also been keen on the out-of-favour player, but a move to the Spanish club is now off. Cardiff, Burnley and an unnamed French club have also shown interest.
Cardiff would be unable to loan Janssen as they already have the maximum of two loan signings in their squad (Harry Arter and Oumar Niasse) so any deal with them would have to be a permanent one.
The Netherlands international, who joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar on a four-year contract in 2016 for a fee believed to be £18.6m, is understood to now be valued at around £15m.
Janssen has not featured for Tottenham's first team this season and is considered surplus to requirements despite the injury to Harry Kane.
In Kane's absence, Mauricio Pochettino has turned to Fernando Llorente to lead their attack, with 20-year-old striker Kazaiah Sterling also handed a place on the bench ahead of Janssen for their FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday.