Leeds United have reportedly put an £8 million price tag on midifelder Fabian Delph, who is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs.
Fulham and Aston Villa have been consistently linked with the teenager, but Tottenham Hotspur are thought to have emerged as the frontrunners for his signature.
An initial fee of £6m had been the suggested cost for the player, but the Daily Mirror is now suggesting that Leeds chairman Ken Bates is holding out for more as Bradford City, Delph's first club, must be weighed in as part of any transfer.
Bates is also believed to want the starlet back at Elland Road on loan for a season, much in the same way Spurs have allowed new signing Kyle Walker to remain with Sheffield United for the coming Championship campaign.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has bought only Walker and his former Blades team-mate Kyle Naughton this summer.
It is thought Redknapp could make a move for Delph this week; however, with no players sold thus far, where the money is coming from is anyone's guess, as Spurs have reiterated they must sell before they buy and that a central defender is also a priority.
Jamie Dunn, Goal.com