Tottenham Hotspur may allow fringe forward Fernando Llorente to leave the club on transfer deadline day as other Premier League sides loiter, according to The Mirror.

The Spanish forward joined Spurs last season in a £15 million move from Swansea City and was expected to be an excellent alternative to Harry Kane in the side’s attack.

However, Llorente has been starved of opportunities at Tottenham and not been at his best when given the chance to play.

With Kane obviously the main man in a Spurs system that only has one striker, the job of being back-up is potentially an unenviable one.

The latest report suggests Tottenham could let Llorente leave if a suitable offer arrives before 5pm on Thursday.

In all honesty, few Spurs fans would be shedding a tear if the veteran Spaniard did leave the club, but the only way he should be allowed to move on is if a replacement is found.

While Daniel Levy is adept at sorting out late transfers, at the moment it is looking increasingly likely that Tottenham may go through the entire window without signing anyone.

While Son Heung-min can play as a centre forward if required, Tottenham selling Llorente, without landing another striker to replace him, makes no sense.