Eric Dier will reportedly be transfer listed by Tottenham Hotspur in January.
The defensive midfielder, 25, has slipped down the pecking order in recent seasons and has made just two Premier League appearances so far this term.
Several players tried to leave the club in the summer but were unsuccessful, but Daniel Levy is keen to sell those who are running down their contracts and avoid losing them for nothing.
Dier is not one of those, but it is becoming apparent that he is not of the requisite quality for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is having to plan a fresh rebuild.
The Englishman arrived at the club five years ago and was initially a bright prospect, impressing in a variety of defensive roles, but his progress has since stagnated.body check tags ::