Tottenham's defeat against Everton last weekend was a wake-up call to everyone at the club, most notably to Daniel Levy.
The Spurs director runs a tight ship and isn't afraid to make some big calls, something he's done in the transfer window since losing 1-0 to the Toffees.
Initially, the Londoners had been fairly reserved in the market but they've now come alive in quite some fashion.
A loan deal to bring Gareth Bale has been done, and the club have managed to pay half of his wages in the process.
That is a sensational move for a club who have been missing a certain X-factor.
On top of that, they're also signing Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a phenomenal rise over the last year or so and stood out on loan at Sevilla when they finished as runners-up in the Europa League.
However, Spurs aren't done in the market yet - they still need a striker.
Unfortunately, they're suffering some pretty hefty blows in their pursuit to do so. Andrea Belotti is staying at Torino, Patson Daka wants to remain at Salzburg and Alexander Sorloth is heading to RB Leipzig.
They were then dealt another blow on Thursday afternoon.
It was revealed by The Guardian than Tottenham had made an enquiry to sign Southampton forward Danny Ings.
Their formal approach, though, was rejected by the Saints who are keen to hold onto the striker.
The south-coast side are intent on tying him down to a new contract so Spurs probably better look elsewhere again.
GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...
This would have been a terrific signing by Spurs.
Ings has Premier League experience in abundance - 112 matches - and his form last season was mesmeric.
In regaining his place in the England squad, the 28-year-old racked up 25 strikes. It was a tremendous term for Ings who would go onto earn huge praise from former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
He said: "The most impressive thing about Danny is, of course, he’s an outstanding player."
Howe added: "Technically he’s very good, plays with real intelligence and the way he’s come back from his disappointments, the injury setbacks he’s had, the way he’s fought back and kept his mental strength has been hugely impressive."
Despite his undoubted qualities, this was a move that was simply never going to happen.
Ings has only just got back in the England set-up and a year before the European Championships, he isn't going to want to sit on the bench for a season and suffer from a lack of football.
He has already done that at Liverpool and has now found himself a home at St Mary's. This deal would only suit Tottenham.
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