A whopping £15m price tag has been slapped on Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele in a bid to warn off suitors - including Sunderland.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to the Stadium of Light, while West Ham United and Chelsea have also been touted as having a strong interest in the creative midfielder.
Spurs paid £15m for his services from Fulham three years ago and chairman Daniel Levy wouldn’t let him go for anything less, report the Daily Star.
Rumours have circulated for several weeks crediting Sunderland with an interest in Dembele, as the Black Cats look to boost their ranks with a new attacking midfielder before the end of the transfer window.
But it seems increasingly likely that Dembele will stay at White Hart Lane this summer.
Dembele has another two years to run on his Spurs contract and has spoken with boss Mauricio Pochettino about his place in his plans during pre-season.