Spurs reluctance could cost them new striker.
Tottenham Hotspur could be set to miss out on signing S.C Braga striker Eder as Greek giants Olympiakos ponder making their own bid for the player in January, according to Sports Direct News.
The north London outfit are said to have been monitoring the Portuguese international for the best part of six months as manager Andre Villas-Boas looks to add more options to his flagging frontline that has managed to score just nine goals in 11 Premier League encounters so far.
Spurs were believed to be considering a summer bid for the 25-year-old, but their attentions were deflected by making a £26m offer to Valencia for star forward Roberto Soldado instead.
And it has now emerged that the Greek side could be set to take advantage of Spurs’ reluctance to make a concrete bid by stealing in with one of their own.
Eder’s contract does not run out until 2016 and though he has yet to find the back of the net this season, Portuguese newspaper A Bola claim that he is highly regarded in Greece all the same.
Braga are under no obligation to sell the player, but are set to see their resolve tested in the new year anyway and have valued the player at €8m (£6.7m).