We now see the transfer window at work with time ticking down. Earlier in the window Sunderland wanted right-back DeAndre Yedlin and let it be known they would be interested in the figure was around £3-million. It wasn't, Spurs wanted £6-million.
David Moyes has laid the groundwork by suggesting he will look for better quality players or better value players. A clear message to us that our price is too high and hoping the fear of us not being able to offload him as a negotiating tactic to bring down his price.
With 17 days to go two clubs have given the saga another twist by submitting bids in the region of £3.5-million. Derby County, where Rob Mackenzie is going and Hull City, who just love a Spurs player having Huddlestone, Dawson and Livermore in their ranks are the two in question.
Yedlin wants regular first team football and both would be able to supply it. Will Sunderland come back with an offer or will we be able to negotiate the fee a little higher?