Jose Mourinho has appeared to criticise Inter Milan for drawing out their pursuit of Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen was left out of Tottenham’s FA Cup game at Southampton on Saturday, despite travelling to St Mary’s, and is set to travel to Italy early next week for a medical.
The endgame of a long and drawn-out saga looks to be on the horizon, but Mourinho is not happy at how other clubs have conducted themselves.
However, if a move away does go through next week the 27-year-old will be remembered as one of the key men who helped Tottenham become a force in English football under Mauricio Pochettino.
He scored 69 goals in all competitions across 305 appearances and made many more in a lethal combination with the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli.
Defender Danny Rose was also not included in the squad at Saints amid reported interest from Newcastle.
Mourinho confirmed the left-back was not injured.
Asked whether he would still be at the club next month, he replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know. Not injured. My decision (to leave him out).
“My decision is based on performance and based on my analysis. Nothing else really.”